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IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2013 Season Comp 1 + Comp 2 Qualis

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The Bouldering World Cup season has begun again. I’m probably not going to cover all the comps this season besides sharing results and some impressions, largely because it is labor intensive and now you can rewatch the live feeds almost immediately. Thanks IFSC!

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The first event this season was in Chongquig, China. Top 3 women were Anna Stöhr (AUT), Momoka Oda (JPN), and Alex Puccio (USA). Top 3 men were Dmitrii Sharafutdinov (RUS), Jakob Schubert (AUT) and Tsukuru Hori (JPN). Nice showing for Japan and Austria with 2 podiums each, and of course Dmitrii has been very dominant the last couple of seasons for Russia. We are very proud to see Team USA climber Alex Puccio continuing to represent the USA all by herself by podiuming once again. Nice job Alex!

If you missed the comp the IFSC has a nice results/write up with video of all the rounds. You can read/watch it here: Podium revisited: Stöhr and Sharafutdinov win the first IFSC Bouldering World Cup of the season (It was also a speed event, so those results/video are also at the link.)

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One of the first Indian competitors

One of the first competitors from India in qualifiers in Millau.

The 2nd event is in Millau, France, and is happening today and tomorrow. Qualifiers for women were much earlier today and men’s are just ending. The men’s problems look really hard–very powerful, also very technical/body tensiony except one which seems to be several dynos in a row–a double to pinches, a sideways to a volume, and another big move to the top. From what I saw (the last 1/4th of the field) Men’s 1 and Men’s 4 got topped out by several competitors and everyone else was getting shut down.

The comments are in all languages, which is cool. You can tell from the incoming chat questions and the announcer’s live responses that some viewers are not at all experienced with climbing or climbing competitions. I find this very exciting–perhaps climbing is finally finding a non-climbing audience!

The live feed reruns can be watched here:

IFSC Climbing World Cup Millau 2013 – Bouldering WOMEN Qualifications – YouTube

IFSC Climbing World Cup Millau 2013 – Bouldering MEN Qualifications – LIVE – YouTube

Below are the top 20 qualifier results. These climbers will advance to semis, so if you don’t want to know before you watch it, don’t scroll down! Semis and finals are tomorrow. Stay tuned!

You can watch live, see results and everything else here: IFSC Climbing.org

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Women’s Top 20

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Men’s Top 20

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So that’s all for now. Stay tuned!

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