BACKSTAGE VIDEO UPDATE: Hukkataival and Le Nevé win Sisu Masters

by Björn Pohl - UKC Oct/2013
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Sisu Masters 2013
Björn Pohl - UKC, Oct 2013
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After a great show at Kiipeily Areena (the Climbing Arena) in Helsinki, Finland, Nalle Hukkataival and Mélissa Le Nevé emerged as winners.

During the work session a couple of days earlier, Anthony Gullsten actually looked the best, but once again, Nalle showed what happens when he puts on his game face and switches to competition mode - no mercy.
In the end, both Nalle and Anthony did three problems each, but as Nalle did all of those first where Anthony needed more attempts, Nalle won.
This year's European champion, Kilian Fischhuber got third and David Graham fourth.

Among the women, I'm pretty sure most thought Anna Stöhr would take the victory, and no, I wouldn't have bet against that either, but this was Mélissas day.

Mél, who hasn't had the best of seasons in the World Cup, showed this format suited her better, and walked away with the €4000 prize cheque.
Anna Liina Laitinen came third and Eevi Jaakkola fourth.

For more photos check out Jan Strandström's excellent gallery

In case you missed the live stream, here is where you find the replay.


The Sisu Masters was sponsored by: Toyota, La Sportiva, Petzl and Makia


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