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European Boulder Championships 2015 – Women’s Qualis

May 15, 2015 Leave a comment
Petra Klingler European Boulder Championships 2015 Innsbruck

Petra Klingler looking strong so far this season.

 

The Women’s Qualis video from Stuntwerk shows all 10 climbs from the two qualifying sets of boulders. Once again there are many names I don’t know, as it seems like lots of countries who don’t usually compete are present here and also many younger climbers are here. I wonder how many will continue on to compete in the regular IFSC Bouldering World Cups this season.

Women’s Quali Video

The coolest moment I think was probably the figure 4.

European Boulder Championships 2015 Innsbruck Women's Qualifiers Figure 4

Well, and the dyno that resulted in this near miss that Shauna Coxsey captured:

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Women’s Quali Results

The girls who made it are a mix of girls we’ve all heard of and been watching for the past several seasons and names that are brand new to me.

1st – In Group B Petra Klingler and Anna Stöhr both flashed everything to tie for first. Katha Saurwein was the highest scoring competitor in Group A, with 4 flashes and a flash to the 5th bonus, so she’s tied for 1st as well. It looks like nobody finished the 5th boulder in Group A.

4th –  Dinara Fakhritdinova from Russia was one fall behind Katha in Group A.

5th – Stasa Gejo (SRB) and Katharina Posch (AUT)

7th – Fanny Gibert (FRA) and Jessica Pilz (AUT)

9th – Charlotte Durif (FRA) and one of my favorites, Melissa Le Neve (FRA)

11th – Anna Gallyamova (RUS) and Jernej Kruder’s little sister Julija Kruder (SLO)

13th – Monika Retschy (GER) and Berit Schwaiger (AUT)

15th – Mina Markovic (SLO) and Juliane Wurm (GER) — These two have both won boulder World Cups before

17th – Yulia Abramchuk (RUS) and Hannah Midtboe (NOR)

19th – Leah Crane (GBR — yeah!) and Mélanie Sandoz (FRA)

There were a whopping 67 women total and of those that didn’t make it I’ve only heard of a few of ’em. Good job to everyone on what looked like a heated qualifying round where 3 tops wasn’t always enough to get through.

Full Women’s Results

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Semifinals start around 10 Boulder time right here:

European Bouldering Championship 2015 Semifinals

 

 

 

Innsbruck European Boulder Championships 2015 – Men’s Qualifiers

May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

European Championship Bouldering 2015 Innsbruck Austria Jan Hojer

YES! The World Cup Bouldering season has nearly started with the European Boulder Championships in Innsbruck. Unfortunately there is no live feed but Udo & co of Stuntwerk made a nice little video of men’s qualis which you should definitely watch as it just shows one man crushing each boulder. There were two heats so there are 10 boulders total.

Rustam Gelmanov sporting a killer mullet and short shorts as he destroys qualifiers.

Rustam Gelmanov sporting a killer mullet and short shorts as he destroys qualifiers.

The Russians Dmitrii and Rustam are looking crazy strong this year. They qualified in 4th and 5th so it’s gonna be interesting to watch semis and see what their weak points are (if any) and it’s gonna be interesting to see who can beat them. From men’s quali results it seems like Gui-Gui, Adam Ondra, and newcomer (to me at least) Michael Piccolruaz from Italy definitely have a chance.

Men’s Quali Results:

1. Gui-Gui tied with Ondra tied with Michael Piccolruaz

4. Dmitrii

5. Rustam tied with Jakob Schubert

3 way tie for 7th: Alban Levier (FRA, new to me), Roands Rugens (LAT – last year he did quite well in one event) and everyone’s hero Jorg Verhoeven (NED)

10. Dave Barrans (GBR)

11. Alexey Rubtsov (RUS) is back and tied with strong young Domen Skofic from Slovenia

13. Two guys I’ve never heard of, Mickael Mawem from France and Andrzej Mecherzynski-Wiktor from Poland.

15. More newcomers to me, Stephane Hanssens from Belgium and Gregor Vezonik from Slovenia

17. Jan Hojer and Martin Stranik (CZE)

19. Mathias Conrad (GER) and Stefan Scarperi (ITA)

Don’t think they get through to semis but two of my personal favorites, Jernej Kruder and Anthony Gullsten, tied for 21st in qualis.

Also out: Jeremy Bonder in 23rd, Nicky De Leeuw (NED) in 31st tied with Lukas Ennemoser (AUT), Benjamin Blaser (SUI) in 33rd, David Firnenburg (GBR) in 40th, Klemen Becan’s little brother Jure Becan (SLO) tied for 41st with Gabri Moroni (ITA), young Brit Nathan Phillips in 47th tied with Elias Weiler (AUT), and Emiliyan Kolevski (BUL) tied for 69th with 3 other guys. That’s everyone I know on the list but there were 86 competitors total, some from countries rarely seen on the WC Circuit, so this could be a very fresh season if they keep competing.

Full Men’s General Results

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