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IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2013 – Stop 3 – Kitzbuhel, Austria – Qualifiers – UPDATED Photo Links

Women's Qualifiers

Women’s Qualifiers

As usual, men’s qualifiers ran really early in the morning (for those of us in the US), and women’s started at a much more reasonable hour, so I was actually able to watch most of them. Now IFSC has live feed replays available, so if you want you can watch men’s and women’s as well.

Last climber and a side shot of the women's qualis

Last climber and a side shot of the women’s qualis

The women’s field was large enough to require two qualification groups, meaning they set two sets of 5 quali problems and divided the field in two. Top 10 scores in each group advanced to semis, so 20 climbers total (barring ties) will advance.

Here are the advancing climbers in both fields:

Women

Top 10 from each group go to semis

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Great job to all the women! We are especially proud of our own Alex Puccio, who once again is atop the heap, and of our good friends, British boulderers Shauna Coxsey and Mina Leslie-Wujastyk! We are also glad to see Mina Markovic looking strong and healthy; with a field like this, everyone will have to be at their best to make finals. Good luck girls!

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Men

Men Group A

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Many strong climbers, including Australian James Kassay (who just flashed a V13 in Fontainebleau), didn’t make it through to semis. The most surprising miss, of course, was this guy, number 11:

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Kilian Fischhuber is one of the best male Bouldering World Cup competitors ever, and is currently ranked #1 in the world. He won the Bouldering World Cup two weekends ago in Millau, France. He rarely misses making finals, much less making semifinals, though in 2011 he took 23rd in Vienna, Austria, and in 2012 he took 21st in Germany. Hopefully this is just a once-a-season flub and he’ll be back to form next comp.

Speaking of back to form, we are pleased to see Slovenian Klemen Becan atop his group results, and also to see Sean McColl back in semis. The field looks strong, most of the semifinalists have been in finals at least once, so it will be exciting to see how things shake out tomorrow.

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IFSC Boulder World Cup Kitzbuhel Austria Mens Quali Photo

Photos!

From the Austrian Climbing Team come these:

first impressions – Men’s Qualifications

first impressions – Women’s Qualification

Men's quali IFSC Boulder World Cup 2013

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Qualifiers Live Feed Replay

IFSC Climbing World Cup Kitzbuehel 2013 – Bouldering – Replay Qualifications Men

IFSC Climbing World Cup Kitzbuehel 2013 – Bouldering – Qualifications Women

Full Results and More: IFSC World Cup Kitzbühel 2013

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Stay tuned for semis and finals tomorrow!

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