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Bouldering World Cup Round 1 Results

© Austria Climbing Federation – OeWK, Heiko Wilhelm
Last weekend saw the first round of the 2013 Bouldering World Cup. The winners were Dmitry Sharafutdinov from Russia in the men's and Anna Stoehr from Austria in the women's.

IFSC Results - China

British climber Shauna Coxsey went through to the finals and came an excellent 5th place. Fellow Brits Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and Diane Merrick also competed coming in excellent 10th and 19th places respectively. No British males made the long journey to China for this competition.

Anna Stoer climbing to victory in China - 2013  © Austria Climbing Federation – OeWK, Heiko Wilhelm
Anna Stoer climbing to victory in China - 2013
© Austria Climbing Federation – OeWK, Heiko Wilhelm
Dmitry Sharafutdinov doing the business - China - 2013  © Austria Climbing Federation – OeWK, Heiko Wilhelm
Dmitry Sharafutdinov doing the business - China - 2013
© Austria Climbing Federation – OeWK, Heiko Wilhelm

Here is the official IFSC Competition Write-Up:

The 2013 season's first bouldering competition in Chongqing, China, offered no surprises on the winners' podium with last year's Overall Bouldering World Cup winner, Anna Stoehr, and reigning world champion, Dmitrii Sharafutdinov, clearly demonstrating their prowess in bouldering, while Aleksandra Rudzinska and Stanislav Kokorin climbed to gold in the speed climbing competition.

It was a great climbing event that welcomed the world's best bouldering and speed climbing athletes back to the world Cup. several thousand fans and visitors came to watch IFSC kick-off competition in China's megacity, Chongqing, last saturday. everyone had the privilege of witnessing thrilling moments of climbing here in east asia: Anna Stöhr, last year's overall winner, was the only athlete to top out on all four bouldering problems in the women's semi-final. In the finals, Austria's two-time world champion topped out on three of the four boulder problems – gold for Stöhr, followed by Japanese youngster Momoka Oda, and American climber Alex Puccio!

In the men's competition Dmitrii Sharafutdinov continued to build on past success, wrapping up his first victory of this brand new season. With the absence of top boulderers Kilian Fischhuber and Sean McColl, Sharafutdinov was the only one to top out on all four of the final boulder problems – second and third place went to austria's Jakob Schubert, third overall in last year's Bouldering World Cup, and a surprisingly strong Tsukuru Hori from Japan.

For the first speed climbing competition of the year, 2012's overall World Cup Champion, Stanislav Kokorin, was again the fastest man on the wall, followed by Libor Hroza (CZE) and hometown boy Qixin Zhong (Chn). Poland's Aleksandra Rudzinkska walked away with the gold medal in the women's competition, ahead of Russian duo Yuliya Levochkina and Iuliia Kaplina.


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27 Mar, 2013
Why no British men? Is it just because China is a long and expensive trip to make?
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