Bouldering World Cup - Ned Feehally Makes Finals

by Jack Geldard / Nick Clement Jun/2009
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Ned Feehally at the Eidhoven World Cup
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The final round of the Bouldering World Cup took place in Eindhoven on the 12th and 13th June. † 11 members of the British Bouldering Team took part.

The event was won by Kilian Fischhuber (AUT) for the men and Akiyo Noguchi (JPN) for the women. Kilian was the only competitor to climb all four final problems, taking first place for this event and also winning the World Cup overall. Akiyo also took the overall World Cup.

The event also saw some more impressive performances from the British team. †Both Ned Feehally, the current Male British Bouldering Champion, and Diane Merrick made it through Friday's qualifying round to compete in the semi-finals on Saturday. †Diane finished in 15th in the Women's event and Ned qualified for the Men's final on Saturday evening.

After an exciting final Ned finished in 6th place.

"It's great to see younger members of the Bouldering team starting to fulfil their potential on the international circuit." commented Nick Clement, team manager.

Other impressive performances came from Dave Barrans who finished 25th, Stew Watson †27th, Leah Crane 25th and Mina Leslie-Wujastyk 27th.

Nick Clement commented: "A number of other squad members also participated and gained valuable international competition experience."

Thanks go to Hubert Canart of Belclimb.net for the photographs

+Diane Merrick at the Eidhoven World Cup, 84 kb
Diane Merrick at the Eidhoven World Cup
UKC News, Jun 2009
© Hubert - Belclimb.net
Full UK results:

Men

  • Ned Feehally 6th
  • Dave Barrans 25th
  • Stew Watson 27th
  • Dave Mason 41st
  • Adam Jeewooth 47th
  • John Partridge 57th

Women

  • Diane Merrick 15th
  • Leah Crane 25th
  • Mina Leslie-Wujastyk 27th
  • Rae Cowie 35th
  • Ellie Howard 38th


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