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IFSC Boulder World Cup 2018: Meiringen - Report

The 2018 IFSC Boulder World Cup series kicked off in Meiringen, Switzerland this weekend. A new wave of young athletes, new rules and new formats ahead of the Olympics made for a highly anticipated and exciting event.

Miho Nonaka (JPN) puts her dynamic skills to the test in Meiringen., 204 kb
Miho Nonaka (JPN) puts her dynamic skills to the test in Meiringen.
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Prior to 2018, attempts to tops in Bouldering broke ties in tops, followed by bonus holds if still tied. Now, bonus holds (called "Zones" in 2018) break ties in tops: Number of Tops (T) / Number of Zones (Z) / Number of attempts to Tops / Number of attempts to Zones. This season, a format change will mean that finals run separately for men and women, rather than simultaneously.

Results below highlights video (don't scroll if you don't want to know!!)

IFSC Climbing Worldcup (B) - Meiringen (SUI) 2018

WOMENs bouldering

Rank Name Nation Semi's Final
1 Miho Nonaka JPN 2T4z 3 10 4T4z 5 5
2 Janja Garnbret SLO 3T4z 4 4 4T4z 7 5
3 Akiyo Noguchi JPN 3T4z 3 4 4T4z 9 9
4 Sandra Lettner AUT 2T4z 7 14 3T4z 5 5
5 Fanny Gibert FRA 1T3z 1 4 3T3z 4 3
6 Shauna Coxsey GBR 2T4z 2 8 2T4z 5 11
7 Jessica Pilz AUT 1T3z 1 5
8 Katja Kadic SLO 1T3z 2 5
9 Leah Crane GBR 1T2z 1 4
10 Chloe Caulier BEL 1T2z 1 8
11 Aya Onoe JPN 1T2z 2 5
12 Sol Sa KOR 1T2z 4 5
13 Stasa Gejo SRB 0T3z 0 7
13 Petra Klingler SUI 0T3z 0 7
15 Mao Nakamura JPN 0T2z 0 2
16 Berit Schwaiger AUT 0T2z 0 4
17 Mélanie Sandoz FRA 0T2z 0 7
17 Maya Madere USA 0T2z 0 7
19 Giorgia Tesio ITA 0T2z 0 8
20 Mia Krampl SLO 0T1z 0 3
47 Emily Phillips GBR Qual' 2T3z 9 11
79 Holly Toothill GBR Qual' 0T1z 0 3
81 Jennifer Wood GBR Qual' 0T1z 0 6
Full results

MENs bouldering

Rank Name Nation Semi's Final
1 Jernej Kruder SLO 2T3z 2 3 3T4z 7 8
2 Tomoa Narasaki JPN 3T3z 7 7 2T4z 3 7
3 Aleksei Rubtsov RUS 2T3z 2 3 2T4z 5 13
4 Jakob Schubert AUT 3T4z 7 8 2T3z 6 9
5 Tomoaki Takata JPN 2T4z 8 12 1T3z 3 5
6 Jongwon Chon KOR 2T3z 2 3 1T2z 1 2
7 Manuel Cornu FRA 2T4z 7 12 0T3z 0 9
8 Rei Sugimoto JPN 2T3z 4 5
9 Yuji Fujiwaki JPN 2T3z 7 6
10 Yoshiyuki Ogata JPN 2T2z 4 3
11 Rolands Rugens LAT 2T2z 5 5
12 Kokoro Fujii JPN 1T4z 3 10
13 Sergii Topishko UKR 1T3z 1 6
14 Mickael Mawem FRA 1T3z 3 3
15 Alban Levier FRA 1T2z 1 4
16 Kai Harada JPN 1T2z 2 4
17 Nathaniel Coleman USA 1T2z 3 2
18 Jan Hojer GER 1T1z 2 1
19 Baptiste Ometz SUI 0T2z 0 5
20 Michael Piccolruaz ITA 0T2z 0 6
21 Nathan Phillips GBR Qual' 2T4z 3 12
35 Matthew Cousins GBR Qual' 2T3z 3 10
59 Aidan Roberts GBR Qual' 2T2z 3 3
79 Maxwell Ayrton GBR Qual' 2T4z 5 9
81 David Barrans GBR Qual' 2T4z 5 13
95 Tyler Landman GBR Qual' 0T3z 0 8
Full results

Team GB's Shauna Coxsey placed 6th in a strong field whilst visibly cautious following recovery from her recent finger injury. She commented on Instagram: 'I definitely didn't feel ready to compete for first place. It's just a bit too soon for me to be up there with the girls fighting for gold. But I tried hard. I had fun. And I'm walking away with a smile! My finger feels good! Now I need to spend some time climbing and get used to competition boulders again.'

Leah Crane qualified for semi-finals and finished in 9th, narrowly missing out on a place in the finals. Nathan Phillips was one place away from semis in 21st.

Jernej Kruder (SLO) took home his first Gold in an IFSC Boulder World Cup and Miho Nonaka (JPN) and teammate Akiyo Noguchi gave Janja Garnbret (SLO) a run for her money. Sandra Lettner (AUT) placed 4th in her first IFSC World Cup and is one to watch out for in the rest of the 2018 season.

The next round is in Moscow, Russia this weekend.

Full finals replay below:



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