IFSC Baku 2014 Bouldering World Cup

by Mina Leslie-Wujastyk May/2014
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+Shauna narrowly missing out on 1st place in Baku 2014, 77 kb
Shauna narrowly missing out on 1st place in Baku 2014
UKC News, May 2014
© Heiko Willhelm

Last weekend (3rd/4th of May 2014) saw the second round of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Top 6 Results:

Women

  1. Anna Stohr
  2. Akiyo Noguchi
  3. Shauna Coxsey
  4. Jule Wurm
  5. Mina Markovic
  6. Alex Puccio

Men

  1. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov
  2. Jan Hojer
  3. Rustam Gelmanov
  4. Kilian Fischhuber
  5. Jeremy Bonder
  6. Kokoro Fujii

Competing for Great Britain was Shauna Coxsey, myself (Mina Leslie-Wujastyk), Jennifer Wood and Orrin Cowley.

Team GB

3rd: Shauna Coxsey

14th: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk

22th: Orrin Cowley

27th: Jennifer Wood

This was an eventful competition for the GB team. Firstly we had Orrin and Jen both making their respective debuts onto the senior World Cup circuit and both doing extremely well to place in the top 30.

It was also heart-breakingly close for Shauna who was set to win before an unintentional foot dab meant she was called off by the judge, an attempt that cost her the gold and put her in third place. There was only one attempt difference between 1st place and both 2nd and 3rd place in womens (2nd/3rd was decided on count-back), a close competition!

+Shauna Coxsey in 3rd Place on the Baku 2014 Podium, 173 kb
Shauna Coxsey in 3rd Place on the Baku 2014 Podium
UKC News, May 2014
© Heiko Willhelm

In the 2014 World Cups so far, Shauna is ranked joint 3rd, I am in 10th, Orrin is in joint 30th place and Jen in 39th.

The GB Bouldering Team is sponsored by: BMC, Sherpa Adventure Gear and Crowd Funding

 

  The Finals

  The Semi-finals


Forums ( Read More... | 6 comments, 10 May 2014 )
I've been an avid viewer of previous years' IFSC bouldering comps, but have been dismayed at the quality of this year's footage. Poor camera angles, cutting from one competitor to another at shockingly inappropriate...
Derek Ryden - 09 May 2014

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