Bouldering World Cup in China - Coxsey Comes 4th

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Apr/2012
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The first round of the 2012 bouldering World Cup was held over the weekend of the 14th and 15th of April in Chongqing, China.

British boulderer Shauna Coxsey made it to the finals and placed in 4th.

Shauna told UKC:

"I didn't expect to make it to finals at all, there was a very strong list of women at the comp and I had a horrible cold when I arrived in China. I was really happy that I could climb at all. Qualifiers were really fun and semis and finals were really hard. I made a few silly mistakes at the comp and I think the experience has taught me a lot. I am really looking forward to the rest of the season!"

  • You can read Shauna's account of her trip to China on her blog: Shauna Coxsey

Also competing for Britain was Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, who came in 17th place.

Austrian power-house Jakob Schubert took first place in the men's, which is interesting as Jakob won last year's Lead competitions. Japan's Akiyo Noguchi took first place in the women's. Full results of the competition are on the IFSC website.

Chongqing was the first round of the World Cup 2012 and there are 4 more to go. Good luck to all the British Team!

More results:

RESULTS IFSC World Cup 2012 - Chongqing, China
Men's Boulder
1 Schubert Jakob
2 Glairon Mondet Guillaume
3 Gelmanov Rustam
4 Amma Sachi
5 Rubtsov Alexey
6 Kim Jabee

Women's Boulder
1 Noguchi Akiyo
2 Stöhr Anna
3 Kim Jain
4 Coxsey Shauna
5 Avezou Cecile
6 Markovic Mina

Men's Speed
1 Timofeev Dmitrii
2 Hroza Libor
3 Zhong Qixin
4 Novikov Ivan

Women's Speed
1 Gaydamakina Alina
2 Krasavina Maria
3 Titova Natalia
4 Polekhina Kseniya

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is sponsored by Arc'teryx , Five Ten , Beta Climbing Designs and Optimum Nutrition

Shauna Coxsey is sponsored by Five Ten

Both Shauna and Mina are part of the British Bouldering Team, who are supported by the BMC.

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