Bouldering World Cup Results - Munich
Russia swept the top three spots at the Bouldering World Cup in Munich while Kilian Fischuber (AUT)was sixth, not his usual par, but who cared? He had just won the overall IFSC Bouldering World Cup yet again.
One-two-three went to Russia's Dmitry Sharafutdinov, Rustam Gelmanov and Alexey Rubstov. Sharafutdinov was himself second in the overall IFSC World Cup.
Mina Markovich (SLO) scored a surprise win for women, with Julianne Wurm (GER) at her shoulder in second, and Anna Stöhr (AUT) as usual on the podium—having done what she needed to in finishing ahead of Akiyo Noguchi (JPN), who had been breathing down her neck for the overall title. Noguchi was sixth, and Stöhr won the IFSC World Cup for the season.
Team N.A. did not fare as well today as yesterday. Alex Puccio, usually a great bet for finals, was a touch out of that field of six in a tie for eighth, but solid in her third place in overall WC standings. Daniel Woods was 13th and Sean McColl, the Canadian climber who had been among six to tie for first in the men's qualifiers, finished in 19th.
Sasha DiGiulian, who had been part of a similar knot of six women to flash everything in the first round, was 15th. Next for the promising 18-year-old are the lead-climbing Youth Worlds in Imst, Austria, in a week.
In the men's overall WC standings, Woods solidly cracked the top 10 in ninth overall, and McColl logged 13th.
McColl also competes and excels in lead events, the next of which for him is September 30th in Puurs, Belgium. (He decided not to go to China for the two lead WC comps there.) McColl has based himself in France in order to train and compete for at least the next two years. He will return to NA to compete in the lead WC in Boulder, Colorado, in October. Meanwhile, he will help coach the Canadian youth team at the World Youth Championships in Imst.
Another leading American woman climber, Alex Johnson, who did not attend Munich, notched eighth—another top 10—for the season. Angie Payne, who attended few events but made the finals at the Teva World Cup, placed 21st overall.