VIDEO: Tierra Boulder Battle part 1by Björn Pohl - UKC May/2012
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After far too long, here's finally the first part of the Tierra Boulder Battle 2012.
This is the competition where the athletes themselves set the problems, which they also have a couple of hours to practice prior to the event.
The venue was, as always, Klättercentret in Stockholm, and the results as follows:
1. Shauna Coxsey/Guillaume Glairon-Mondet
2. Mélanie Sandoz/Nacho Sanchez
3. Matilda Söderlund/Nalle Hukkataival
4. Tina Johnsen-Hafsaas/Magnus Midtbö
5. Sasha Digiulian/Robert Rundin
Since the comp, many of the climbers have done remarkably well. A few examples:
Shauna Coxsey has entered 3 world cups and finished 4th, 2nd and 4th.
Nacho Sanchez has made the first ascent of an 8C and finished 9th in the world cup.
Matilda Söderlund has onsighted three 8b's and flashed an 8b+ and an 8b.
Sasha Digiulian has repeated her 2nd 9a.
Part 2 next week.
The Tierra Boulder Battle is sponsored by: Tierra, Klättercentret, Core Climbing holds, JM holds, Powerade and Glaceau Vitamin Water
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