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Munich Bouldering World Cup. The finals

Before the competition, the Bouldering World Cup. was still open, and this was still the case in the final. In theory at least.

Among the men, however, it was pretty obvious who was going to win. Adam looked strong while Kilian... well, it just wasn't his day. Instead, it was the surprise from the semi final, Victor Kozlovski, who gave Adam a fight for the money. But again, as in the semi's, he ran out of juice on the last problem and another Russian, Dmitry Sharafutdinov beat him into second place by a nose length.

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Adam Ondra realizing he's the 2010 Bouldering WC champion

The big drama was the fight between Anna Stöhr and Akiyo Nogushi. In the end Anna had to top the last problem to win the competition and the whole WC. No one had been able to do it, and Anna was climbing last. It was all in her hands.

She looked good and got really close on the first and second try, but not close enough. Leaving it to one last go.

Waiting for the last possible moment to start, working the crowd to get the necessary support, she went for it, giving it her all. It was a fight and it seemed possible, but no... She jumped for the top hold, but was unable to stick it. It was close though.

World cup champions: Adam Ondra and Akiyo Nogushi

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Anna Stöhr almost sticking the 4th top


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