/ NEWS: LIVE VIDEO: Shauna Coxsey In World Cup Final - Tonight
Shauna has qualified in second place with only Austrian Anna Stoehr scoring higher than her. In the men's comp, the highest placed Brit was Dave Barrans in 17th place.
Full qualifying results...
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67066
Anyone got the feed ?
no, seems not to connect :(
not working for us either :(
Can you paste the link in from the mini window that opens please?
Kept refreshing and eventually got it.
What's the score?
Yes, they're having database issues though. The recommendation to constantly refresh worked! Cheers.
Shauna flashed problem 2 and is now in the lead with Anna Stohr.
Connection keeps dropping though.
Shauna was second to Mina Marokvic. Anna Stohr third.
We had 9 climbers representing GBR in this event, how much support did they recieve from the BMC?
Awesome performance Shauna!
Graeme, if you must ask the question, it would be better to start a separate thread (although you probably already know the answer anyway). Which budget would you like to be reduced, in order to put more into supporting competitors? Who do you feel is currently being unfairly lavished with cash?
First of all that was yet another fantastic result by Shauna, who seems to have stepped up several levels in a very short time and who must be a genuine inspiration to all of the other young competitors who may be struggling to believe that international success is genuinely achievable.
On the support issue, it's a long time since I was involved with competition administration so I have no idea of the current situation details, but...
The logic which says that gaining increased funding for one thing means taking funding away from another is often a long way from the actual reality. There usually isn't a fixed-size funding pot, but rather a variable potential amount depending on the arguments, the petitioning and the nous of those seeking government funds.
Of course virtually none of us would like to see inspiring competition climbers like Shauna better supported at the expense of other vital work the BMC does, but that doesn't necessarily mean there may not be ways to achieve both.
Congratualtions to Shauna for an amazing result this weekend - I have never seen anyone read problems as well as she does first time - phenomenal!
On the subject of funding, unfortunately the GB Climbing Team recieve absolutely no funding from the government, as all of the BMC's current government funding comes from Sport England who support grass roots, mass participation sport and do not support elite level team sport. This area is covered by UK Sport and in the current run up to London 2012, they will not support any non-Olympic sport.
So currently all of the teams funding comes from the BMC budget and sponsors which I have been working my backside off in the last couple of months to try and increase with quite good success so far. In the next month or so, I hope to have confirmed that the teams budget has been more than doubled for 2012 with some exciting sponsorship partnerships. So watch this space for more info. on the teams new sponsors in the near future. This extra funding will hopefully give the teams an added boost to do well this year and in the furture.
Hopefully in Sept. 2013 we will find out whether competition climbing will become an Olympic sport, and if successful this will open doors to UK Sport funding and bigger potential sponsors that will help the teams in their Olympic dreams.
If anyone else has any questions on this subject I would be happy to answer either on this thread or firstname.lastname@example.org
Comps & Walls Officer
What would be the normal process if it was felt she gained an unfair advantage from using this hold?
Well done to all the climbers
The taping was a little ambiguous on that problem but she would have still won without that top counting.
I was sent 3 messages on Twitter regarding this and spoke directly to a IFSC Official who confirmed that "it was not out of bounds and the Black line was not continuous" so it was raised..
It wouldn't have made any change to the final result which was and is excellent!
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