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IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2013 #8 – Munich – Final Results + Overall Season Results

August 25, 2013 1 comment

Finals Replay

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Munich Final Results

Alex Puccio (Silver) Anna Stöhr (Gold) and Shauna Coxsey (Bronze) on the Women's Podium in Munich.

Alex Puccio (Silver) Anna Stöhr (Gold) and Shauna Coxsey (Bronze) on the Women’s Podium in Munich.

Munich Women's Final Scores

Munich Women’s Final Scores

Alex Puccio put on a great show of strength here, but not finishing problem 1 really hurt her in the end. The announcers said Melanie had flashed problem 1 but apparently (according to the scores) she did it 2nd try. Good job to all the competitors for once again putting on an excellent show!

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Munich Men’s Final Results

Rei Sugimoto in Gold, Thomas Tauporn in Silver, Rustam Gelmanov Bronze.

Rei Sugimoto in Gold, Thomas Tauporn in Silver, Rustam Gelmanov Bronze.

This is Rei’s first medal in a bouldering world cup and it’s a gold! Fantastic job for this very worthy competitor you may remember from this year’s Vail finals.

Rei Sugimoto

Winner Rei Sugimoto

Men's Final Scores

Men’s Final Scores

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Season Overall Podiums

Women's Overall: Anna, Akiyo, Alex

Women’s Overall: Anna, Akiyo, Alex

Men's Overall: Dmitrii, Jakob, Sean

Men’s Overall: Dmitrii, Jakob, Sean

IFSC Bouldering World Cup #8 – Munich – Finals Problems 1 & 2

August 25, 2013 1 comment
Petra Klinger of Switzerland not quite finishing WF1

Petra Klingler of Switzerland not quite finishing WF1

Women’s Final 1

This problem looked really balancy, and nearly everyone fell at least once, often many times. The top looked particularly challenging as it was necessary to press off a low foot and do some hand maneuvering, then get a high right foot and rock up onto it while pulling on the small holds and volume to the finish.

Dinara Fakhritdinova – bonus

Petra Klingler – bonus, nearly sent but fell at top

Melanie Sandoz – flash

Katha Saurwein – bonus, nearly sent but fell at top

Alex Puccio – flash to bonus, fell. didn’t finish

Shauna Coxsey – falling, bonus, not sure her highpoint

Anna Stöhr – falling, bonus…

Anna Stöhr trying to figure out the top of WF1.

Anna Stöhr trying to figure out the top of WF1. She slipped right after this.

After Anna fell off the bottom a few more times she got back up, instead of matching put right on gaston, left into the undercling she’s trying to match on in the pic above, right to volume, grabbed the top! Only the 2nd send of the boulder and it puts her in 2nd as Melanie flashed.

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Men’s Final 1

Sachi Amma of Japan showing off the only 2 moves of MF1 that anyone did.

Sachi Amma of Japan showing off the only 2 moves of MF1 that anyone did. No one could stick the jump to the red eyebrow out right. Everything just looked too slippery.

Sachi Amma – 0

Rei Sugimoto – 0

Mykhaylo Shalagin – 0

Rustam Gelmanov – 0

Dmitrii Sharafutdinov – 0

Thomas Tauporn – 0

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Women’s Final 2

Dinara flashing WF2

Dinara flashing WF2 with her own method.

The announcers said they thought you were supposed to go to the left side of the volume, but the girls jumped straight up one two left and then right to the high right dish. From there left hand flip to catch the swing (Dinara didn’t flip), then squeeze left on the volume/bonus, left again to undercling, high feet, stand up to finish.

Dinara – flash

Petra – falling, does sweet jump with left hand flip for the catch, finishes the problem with 2 knees and a heel hook.

Petra heel hooking to the top.

Petra heel hooking to the top.

Melanie – falls, bonus, falls, no send. Keeps falling trying to get left hand to upper left undercling for last move.

Katha – eventual send

Alex – flash

Shauna – flash

Anna – flash

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Men’s Final 2

Blobs, arete, press into an volume, move around the volume to the finish.

Sachi – bonus

Rei – scroll down:

Rei at the start of MF2

Rei at the start of MF2

Rei Sugimoto working into the top volume.

Rei Sugimoto working into the top volume.

Rei pressing into the volume. He moved slowly and precisely so he wouldn't fall.

Rei pressing into the volume. He moved slowly and precisely so he wouldn’t fall.

Rei clinging to the volume as he reaches left for the final hold.

Rei clinging to the volume as he reaches left for the final hold.

Rei makes the first top in the men's round.

Rei makes the first top in the men’s round.

Mykhaylo – no top, bonus?

Rustam – looked good, got bonus, fell getting feet up. Falls again, calls to crowd for support, falls again, Heel blows, falls again.

Dmitrii – sends 2nd go and in 1st now.

Thomas – sends! Several goes. In 2nd now.

Rei is now in 3rd.

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IFSC Bouldering World Cup #8 – Munich – Semifinals Results

August 25, 2013 1 comment

Semis happened in the middle of the night, so I didn’t watch them. You can watch the replay here:

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Watch the Semifinals Replay


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Scroll down a little more for semi results…

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Just so I didn’t ruin it for you.

Women’s Semi Results

Women's Finalists in semifinal qualification order.

Women’s Finalists in semifinal qualification order.

A four-way tie for 4th means 7 women go to finals. Here’s the rest of the semis field:

The rest of the Women's Semi field.

Women’s Semis results.

UPDATE – Apparently Melissa Le Neve and Akiyo Noguchi were both denied a problem because both used a finger in a bolt hole on the wall, which is not allowed.

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Men’s Semi Results

Men's Finalists in Semifinal Finishing Order

Men’s Finalists in Semifinal Finishing Order

Apparently Kilian, who dominated qualifiers, slipped here and didn’t make finals. Here are the results for the rest of the men’s semifinal field.

Men's Semi Results

Men’s Semi Results

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Finals coverage on the way!

IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2013 #8 – Munich – Qualifiers

August 24, 2013 1 comment
The end of Women's Qualifiers. USA's Kasia Pietras is in the light blue jersey on the bottom.

The end of Women’s Qualifiers. USA’s Kasia Pietras is in the light blue jersey on the yellow problem in both bottom panels. Kasia ended up with 1 flash and 4 bonus holds for 13th in her quali group and 27th overall.

Women’s Qualifiers

In addition to Kasia, for women Team USA had Meagan Martin (45th, 2 bonus holds in 5 attempts) and Alex Puccio, who, well, see the semis field in the top 20 qualifiers:

These top 20 women from qualis will go to Semis.

These top 20 women from qualis will go to Semis.

General result W O M E N bouldering

Puccio did ‘em all and nearly flashed ‘em all. Akiyo finished them all as well but in 14 tries. The problems looked pretty hard from the bit of women’s qualis I saw. I didn’t see men’s qualis at all. Perhaps most surprising is Anna Stöhr barely making semis–she’s already won the overall with 1st in nearly every event so far this year. She’s spent the WC break climbing outside and just recently returned from a successful trip to Rocklands where she climbed two more 8B (V13) boulder problems.

It’s nice to see Shauna Coxsey also at the top of the heap–last year Coxsey broke her leg during the WC break and was unable to compete in Munich. She’s had a good year so far and on her visit to Colorado in June did her first V13 with Nuthin’ but Sunshine in RMNP. Watch that here: Shauna Coxsey – Nuthin’ but Sunshine V13 on Vimeo

The field looks strong and tomorrow’s semis should be fun to watch.

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Men’s Qualifiers

I didn’t get to watch these but clearly Kilian is in top form here with the only 5 sends in the men’s quali. Sean McColl also looks to be climbing well, and mixed among familiar names like Thomas Tauporn, Jan Hojer, Jernej Kruder, and Dmitrii Sharafutdinov are the return of German Jonas Baumann and a bit of a surprise visit from Chris Webb-Parsons who is strong as all get out but usually not the best competitor. Baumann won in Vail a few years ago and Webb-Parsons made finals there but neither has been having a particularly good last two seasons, so it’s nice to see them back.

Munich World Cup 2013 Men's Qualifiers

 

General result M E N bouldering

Stay tuned for semis and finals tomorrow!

 

IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2013 #6 – Toronto – Women’s Quali Problems

June 1, 2013 2 comments
Women's Qualifiers. 1 is on the farthest left, 5 is the farthest right. You can see the competitors waiting down the stairs on the right side of the screen.

Women’s Qualifiers, way up high. 1 is on the farthest left, 2 & 3 are on the overhanging bulge, 4 is the steep roof with the big volumes, 5 is the slight overhang farthest right. You can see some of the competitors waiting down the stairs on the left side of the screen.

There was one set of 5 boulders for qualifiers for the entire women’s field.

Part of the way through qualis the announcers said it started to get a lot hotter in the venue. That probably made what looked like a difficult set of problems feel even more difficult.

Later when they interviewed Alex Puccio she said it was really hot while climbing, there were no fans, and the volumes were really hard to hold on to because your hands got quite sweaty. She suggests fans for the boulder problems for tomorrow to help the problems stay cooler. She also said the crowd is fantastic, loud and enthusiastic, and the last Canadian World Cup was just as loud and enthused.

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Women’s Quali 1

Women's Quali 1

Women’s Quali 1 on the left.

A short balancy problem starting on a purple volume. Step across a shallow wide corner to another purple volume, lean over or lurch to a left orange gaston and a right press on a large Teknik blob, feet over, right foot up onto another teknik blob or heelhook on the big one, higher right hand available (looked pretty bad, for balance only) stand up on the large blob to match the finish hold in the roof in an overhead press.

Akiyo finishing women's 1

Akiyo about to finish women’s 1

Most of the stronger competitors that we watched hiked this one or hesitated and then got through it. As the round progressed people began to have trouble finishing this but, appropriately, it still got done the most of the qualifiers.

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Women’s Quali 2

Women's Quali 2

Women’s Quali 2

Steep up an arete. The commentators said this one would be the hardest of the lot, but it didn’t prove to be true. Start under the left side of a roof on purple jug with feet on the sidewall, gaston right in roof, left pinch or sidepull in roof, lurch over the angle change to the bonus hold on the headwall, a slopy looking orange pinch. Lurch left around the arete to a large blue Revolution volcano.

Jule getting bonus on Quali 2

Jule getting bonus on Quali 2. Volcano is next.

Thuggy move up left to side pull around arete, up right to hold on a green triangle volume.

Akiyo Noguchi thugging her way through Quali 2

Akiyo Noguchi thugging her way through Quali 2

Up left hand first to top hold which is directly above the volume so you have to move up and around the arete to get to it.

Dianne Merrick of GB trying the heel method.

Dianne Merrick of GB trying the heel method.

Seemed like you could either heelhook lock these moves or pogo or jump through them.

Anna Stöhr doing the last move on Q2

Anna Stöhr doing the last move on Q2 with the heel method.

Most of the top competitors did this easily, but Jule Wurm had trouble working with the bonus hold and she didn’t end up finishing.

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Women’s Quali 3

Anna Stöhr on Women's Quali 3

Anna Stöhr on Women’s Quali 3

Start on the other side of the roof from Quali 2, looked jumpy and powerful. Holds on a volume, a few in the roof…

Shauna Coxsey in the roof

Shauna Coxsey in the roof

…turn around, bicycle feet, power move to a jug on the bottom of another volume…

Jule jumping for the volume

Jule jumping for the volume jug

…cross to a jug undercling also on the volume, jump to a sloper on the headwall. This move looked cruxy.

Alex Puccio rocking up the headwall.

Alex Puccio rocking up the headwall.

Feet on the volume jugs, balance up through two smaller holds to the finish.

Akiyo at the top.

Akiyo at the top.

Looked like a leg press for the last move and balance to match it.

This problem looked similar to #2 in terms of how competitors were doing on it. All the strongest hiked it, except Jule, who didn’t finish it.

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Women’s Quali 4

Anna Stöhr on Q4

Anna Stöhr on Q4

Big purple volumes on a roof. Start, move up to a blue diamond sloper pinch and left to another volume. Match other volume, shift up on it until you get bonus, a jib screwed to the top corner of the volume.

Akiyo making it work.

Akiyo making it work.

Akiyo trying a slightly different way.

Akiyo trying a slightly different way.

Up to a hold on another little triangle volume.

Akiyo Noguchi figuring out Q4

Akiyo Noguchi crushing Q4

Jib on a circle volume.

Akiyo Noguchi

Akiyo Noguchi

Thug jump to finish.

Akiyo sticking the last move of Q4

Akiyo sticking the last move of Q4

This one proved to be the most difficult of the lot. Anna Stöhr came out and didn’t even make bonus despite lots of effort. Akiyo Noguchi came out next and hiked it. She pressed thorough the bottom easily by matching the blue diamond, dropping down to the 2nd big volume, matching, flipping a hand to a reverse hamhock, changed to a shuffle up the volume, reached over to the bonus, then up to the higher volumes. It didn’t even look like she actually grabbed the last hold, but she stuck it somehow, swung out on it casually, came back in, matched, done. Puccio didn’t get bonus, unless they counted her touching it with her foot. She put in a lot of good efforts but couldn’t solve the bottom. Jule Wurm made bonus, then didn’t get the next hold. Shauna Coxsey didn’t get anywhere. Momoka Oda looked good to bonus, didn’t finish. Melissa Le Neve also managed this one. Katha got bonus. Besides them I didn’t see anyone else really get anywhere on it.

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Women’s Quali 5

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk on Women's Q4

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk on Women’s Q4

Farthest right on the wall. Large green volume with holds on it to start. Up to two large orange slopers that I can’t identify for make.

Anna Stöhr Q5

Anna Stöhr on the Q5 orange slopers.

The slopers.

The slopers. Dual-tex. Maybe Element?

Cross to the bonus hold – a sloper on a large purple volume. Match, up to another sloper on a purple triangle volume. Step up and lurch or power to lip.

Anna setting up for the move to the lip.

Anna setting up for the move to the lip.

Shift along lip to finish spot. Match.

Anna fell from the top, then finished. Alex Puccio hiked this, doing the top really easily by shifting along the lip to the finish instead of just jumping for the finish spot.

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Women’s Quali Results

Not sure where Akiyo fell, but she only fell once and she finished everything for first place with 5 tops 6 tries, 5 tops 5 tries.

Next up was Melissa Le Neve with 5 tops 9 tries, 5 bonus 8 tries.

Shauna and Puccio tied for 3rd with 4 flashes each. Neither made any headway on problem 4 so no score for that one.

Anna Stöhr’s fall at the top of problem 5 puts her in 5th here with 4 tops, 5 tries.

Women's Quali Results Toronto

Women’s Top Quali Results Toronto

Interesting about this round – the 12th place to 20th place competitors made semifinals with only a single top in qualis. Not sure if this means qualis were too hard, or the field just wasn’t deep enough, as the top competitors were all fairly close together (minus problem 4).

Womens 10 - 18

More female qualifiers to make it through. Notice that a single flash was good enough for 12th place.

The heat was probably big factor as there looked to be a lot of sloper and volume climbing here and when it is hot those types of holds often feel impossible.

19 & 20 make it through to qualifiers. The rest are out.

19 & 20 make it through to qualifiers. The rest are out.

Nice job to Sierra and Megan for squeaking through in 19th and 20th places!

Full Women’s Quali Results Toronto

Re-watch the live feed

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Men’s qualis start at 4pm Toronto time.

 

IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2013 #6 – Toronto – Women’s Qualis Live Feed

June 1, 2013 2 comments
Alex Puccio and Anna Stöhr racing up qualifiers 2 & 3

Alex Puccio and Anna Stöhr racing up qualifiers 2 & 3

Women’s Qualifiers are running live right now!

Visit ifsc-climbing.org to see the current results.

Stay tuned for updates, problem discussions, and results here on The Spot Setting Blog!

IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2013 #5 – Innsbruck – Men’s Finals UPDATED

May 18, 2013 3 comments

Men’s 1

Dyno 1 arm is the show move. Stand up on start holds, jump left, basically campus to top. Everyone did it easily.

Kilian styling the dyno

Kilian styling the dyno

Dima on the bottom of 1

Dima on the bottom of 1

Jan at the top of Men's 1

Jan at the top of 1

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Men’s 2

Lots of volumes up an overhanging wall. Start with right pinch and left on arete. Move through volumes, stand up to an undercling triangle volume, grab another triangle volume, match, done.

GG on the bottom of 2

GG on the bottom of 2

Dmitrii

Dmitrii low middle on 2

Jan pushing up into the volume.

Jan pushing up into the undercling volume.

Kili using alternative beta to get up on the undercling

Kili using alternative beta to get up on the undercling

Jorg at the top of 2

Jorg at the top of 2

Sean matching the finish.

Sean matching the finish.

Jan Hojer beasted it right off (apparently actually 2nd go, he slipped 1st go). Dimitrii flashed. GG flashed. Kilian flashed. Jorg flashed too. Sean flashed.

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Men’s 3

Mantle, volumes, undercling left, drive by right hand to red triangle out left. Match onto bonus hold jib, move to jib on upper triangle, lean over to last hold.

Dmitrii on the bottom of 3

Dmitrii on the bottom of 3

Kilian getting set up for the drive by

Kilian getting set up for the drive by

GG doing the drive-by on the middle of 3

GG doing the drive-by on the middle of 3

Kilian about to fall off trying to stick the upper part of the volume.

Kilian about to fall off trying to stick the bonus hold jib on the upper part of the volume.

Sean having the same problem

Sean having the same problem. He looks good, but he doesn’t stay on.

Dmitrii matching the jib to move to the last hold.

Dmitrii did. Here he is matching the jib to move to the last hold.

Dmitrii at the top of 3

Dmitrii sticking the top of 3

Jan Hojer came out and flashed easily. Commentators are speculating the problems are too easy.

Dima started strong, climbed most of the way up, fell, fell again. Sent.

GG came out, fell on drive by. Again. Again.

Kili fell off. Again. Apparently you fall doing the move after the drive by if you don’t keep your right foot on the large yellow orb. He does the drive-by, bumps right hand off, jumps and left hand hamhock, slides off trying to stick it. Last go, same thing. Bummer.

Jorg had much the same experience as Kilian. Stuck the cross. Couldn’t stick the match.

Sean came out last. Looked strong on bottom and drive-by, fell like Jorg and Kili trying to stick the match on the volume. They do a nice jump to the bonus hold/jib on the volume, but all seemed to slip off pulling up to stick it. Sean didn’t send either, and so now the field has flipped.

Results after Men’s 3

The people who are tied below are broken up by countbacks to semis.

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Men’s Final 4

This problem looked pretty straightforward. Thugging on volumes up a steep wall.

Jan Hojer came out first and if he flashed he’d win. He flashed. climbed it quickly, he’d win. Apparently he fell from the start once before sending, but it didn’t show on the live feed. When he got to the top he knew he’d won, and he looked ecstatic. He wins! First gold in a Bouldering World Cup for Jan.

Jan the Champion

Jan the Champion

Dmitrii sent it 2nd go. This should keep him in silver.

Dima sending Men's 4

Dima sending Men’s 4

GG sent as well but not fast enough. He knows it, and he’s pretty disappointed as he waves to the crowd and walks off. Jorg sent, not sure how quickly. Sean sent as well but not fast enough. Kili flashed and he gets bronze.

Guillaume at the end of 4.

Guillaume at the end of 4.

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Men’s Final Results

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Dmitrii Sharafutdinov (2) Jan Hojer (1) and Kilian Fischhuber (3)

Dmitrii Sharafutdinov (2) Jan Hojer (1) and Kilian Fischhuber (3)

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