Hukkataival and Le Nevé win Sisu Masters Backstage Video Update

© Jan Strandström
Sisu Masters 2013  © Jan Strandström
Sisu Masters 2013
© Jan Strandström

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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6 Oct, 2013
Björn, in UK English it is "cheque", US is "check". Don't what it is in Finnish because even ten years ago they laughed at the British for still using that ridiculous 19th century technology. ;)
7 Oct, 2013
Shekki ;)
9 Oct, 2013
// Some of the worst commentary I've ever heard.
10 Oct, 2013
I tried to watch a few minutes of it and discovered it was a close contest with watching paint dry as to which was more interesting. The filming was also lousy.
10 Oct, 2013
// I think I'm in love with Fraulein Stöhr, which is good thing as it keeps the whole Franco-German* climbing heart-throb axis-thing in balance after my unrequited adoration for Stéphanie Bodet over many years. *Yeah, ok, she's Austrian, but same difference innit? ;)
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