Last weekend saw the second round of the bouldering world cup in Millau, France.
Anna Stöhr and Killian Fischuber from Austria took first place in the women's and men's categories, this being Anna's second win in a row for the 2013 world cup season.
Anna Stöhr climbing to first place for the second time in two rounds - Millau, France
UKC News, Apr 2013
© Austria Climbing Federation – Oewk, Heiko Wilhelm
British climber Shauna Coxsey came in an excellent second place, and commented on her blog:
"Observation of the final boulder problems left me feeling a little worried. The first boulder was a run and jump. My WORST nightmare... ...It was frustrating, funny, terrifying, awkward, embarrassing, rewarding and actually kinda fun. I failed at the run and jump 7 times. I wasn't even close to holding the holds. On my eighth attempt I decided to actually look where my hands were going, not just concentrate on my feet. It worked somehow. Finally!"
You can see Shauna in action on that problem at 46:30 in the replay video below.
"The finals got better and better. I topped the second problem second try after a silly mistake and flashed the third. The last boulder looked fun but hard. When it came to my turn to climb it seemed only Anna had topped it. Which meant if I did to I could place second. After missing the awkward dyno a few times I got to to the top. I was happy with the performance I gave and excited to see the results. After getting my things together I wandered round to the front of the boulders only at this point did I look at the score board. I had 4 tops in 14 and Anna had 4 tops in 13. I had NO idea it was so close. This brought a great smile to my face. To come second to Anna is never a disappointment. She is simply incredible and a massive inspiration to me..."
The other Brits put in excellent performances and the results were: