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IFSC Boulder World Cup: Tai'an - Report

The fourth round of the 2018 IFSC Boulder World Cup series took place in Tai'an, China last weekend. The finals consisted of some new faces and surprise results. Team GB's Nathan Phillips continued his run of good form to place 17th in the semi-finals, while Jennifer Wood achieved her best result yet - 28th place - just missing out on making semis.

Akiyo Noguchi on form in Tai'an., 157 kb
Akiyo Noguchi on form in Tai'an.
© IFSC/ Forrest Liu

Results below highlights and finals videos (don't scroll if you don't want to know!!)

IFSC Climbing Worldcup (B,S) - Tai'an (CHN) 2018

WOMENs bouldering

Rank Name Nation Semi's Final
1 Akiyo Noguchi JPN 4T4z 12 11 4T4z 5 5
2 Miho Nonaka JPN 4T4z 13 12 4T4z 10 7
3 Fanny Gibert FRA 3T4z 7 6 2T3z 6 7
4 Stasa Gejo SRB 3T3z 11 5 1T3z 3 7
5 Johanna Färber AUT 3T3z 10 5 1T3z 4 10
6 Kyra Condie USA 3T4z 10 12 0T3z 0 5
7 Katja Kadic SLO 2T4z 3 18
8 Iuliia Panteleeva RUS 2T4z 5 6
9 Nanako Kura JPN 2T3z 4 5
10 Ekaterina Kipriianova RUS 1T4z 2 6
11 Mei Kotake JPN 1T4z 10 15
11 Tomoko kajima JPN 1T4z 10 15
13 Futaba Ito JPN 1T3z 2 14
14 Sol Sa KOR 1T3z 5 12
15 Saeko Sugimura JPN 1T3z 8 14
16 Jessica Pilz AUT 1T2z 2 3
17 Jain Kim KOR 0T2z 0 6
18 Flavy Cohaut FRA 0T2z 0 8
19 Aya Onoe JPN 0T1z 0 1
20 Julia Pinggera AUT 0T1z 0 2
28 Jennifer Wood GBR Qual' 3T4z 7 9
45 Imogen Horrocks GBR Qual' 0T2z 0 2
Full results

MENs bouldering

Rank Name Nation Semi's Final
1 Alex Khazanov ISR 3T4z 7 5 3T4z 7 9
2 Jernej Kruder SLO 3T4z 5 7 2T4z 2 5
3 Gregor Vezonik SLO 3T4z 6 5 2T4z 4 10
4 Rei Sugimoto JPN 3T4z 7 9 2T4z 4 10
5 Kokoro Fujii JPN 4T4z 8 4 2T4z 7 5
6 Jongwon Chon KOR 3T4z 10 12 2T3z 6 6
7 Jan Hojer GER 3T4z 12 9
8 Tomoa Narasaki JPN 3T3z 3 3
9 Keita Watabe JPN 3T3z 5 3
10 Tomoaki Takata JPN 3T3z 8 5
11 Yuji Fujiwaki JPN 3T3z 12 5
12 Jakob Schubert AUT 2T4z 2 7
12 Aleksei Rubtsov RUS 2T4z 2 7
14 Gabriele Moroni ITA 2T4z 3 5
15 Taisei Ishimatsu JPN 2T4z 6 7
16 Anze Peharc SLO 2T4z 7 12
17 Nathan Phillips GBR 2T4z 8 7
18 Yoshiyuki Ogata JPN 2T3z 3 4
19 Ryuichi Murai JPN 2T3z 9 4
20 Sean McColl CAN 1T3z 4 8
21 Matthew Cousins GBR Qual' 4T5z 6 10
37 Aidan Roberts GBR Qual' 3T5z 4 9
49 David Barrans GBR Qual' 2T3z 3 4
61 Tyler Landman GBR Qual' 2T4z 8 18
Full results

Once again this season Japan were well represented in the final line-up, with four athletes in the running. Akiyo Noguchi and Miho Nonaka continued their close-fought battle for the overall title, taking first and second place respectively after topping all four boulders ahead of Fanny Gibert (FRA). Johanna Fârber (AUT) and Kyra Condie (USA) were first-time finalists following two impressive performances in the semis. In the men's event, Alex Khazanov became the first ever competitor from Israel to make a final, before going on to win ahead of Slovenian teammates Jernej Kruder and Gregor Vezonik. The remaining places fell to arguably the three more likely podium finishers: Rei Sugimoto (JPN), Kokoro Fujii (JPN) and Jongwon Chon (KOR).

The next round is in Hachioji, Japan, 2-3rd June.



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Great to see Alex Khazanov take the win. He was so happy and in tears at one point. And even better to see him share the podium with his close friends. Akiyo climbed brilliantly. I love the way she climbs, so great to...
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