Eindhoven IFSC World Cup 2011 Final Results, Daniel Woods 2nd Place + Screenshots from the Live Feed!
Daniel Woods takes 2nd place!
The Eindhoven finals were very exciting to watch, especially the 4th Men’s problem (pictured above), which started out looking too easy as it was flashed by Thomas Caleyron and Francois Kaiser. Next Dave Barrans came out and started off strong, only to misjudge his feet and fall in the middle. Dmitry Sharafutdinov also got too hurried, and instead of figuring out the last-move heel hook he jumped for the last hold and fell. He sent 2nd go. Daniel came out and flashed handily, securing a second place and keeping him in the running for first–a place it looked like he might take as Kilian fell in the middle of final 4 on his first try. After taking a few moments to compose himself, Kilian jumped back on and finished the problem, keeping his win.
Women’s finals were similarly exciting, and after the first few problems the field was broken down into Anna Stöhr and Akiyo Noguchi fighting for first and Melissa Le Neve and Juliane Wurm battling it out for third. On problem 4 the first two competitors got shut down on the very powerful 3rd move. Juliane came out and made some great attempts, but the move to the bonus hold (from the volume to the volume, in the screenshot below) proved to be a bit too long for her. Melissa almost flashed the problem, moving confidently through the bottom only to fall off the last hold. Her second go was successful, and she secured her 3rd place.
It came down to Anna and Akiyo, and attempts were definitely still a factor in determining the winner. Anna came out first, climbed straight through the bottom, then fell from the last move as Melissa had. Her next go was successful, but Akiyo gained just a little more room to keep her first place. Akiyo came out all smiles and hiked the problem in what seemed like 10 seconds flat, then trotted back to iso with a first place win and a big grin on her face.