Boulder World Cup 2012 report - Munich

Boulder World Cup 2012 report – Munich

In Competition climbing by Udo Neumann

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Rustam Gelmanov and Anna Stöhr are the 2012 Boulder World Cup winners For Rustam a fourth place was enough because Kilian Fischhuber was already eliminated in Saturday’s qualifying. (a tiny mistake in the first problem as you can see in the video) The day’s victory in Munich fell to the flawlessly climbing Akiyo Noguchi from Japan and Dmitrii Sharafutdinov from Russia, who is suddenly in world-championship-shape again. Very pleasing from a German perspective: Juliane Wurm climbed to the podium, taking only 3 tries more than Akiyo and one more than Anna. In the men Sean McColl from Canada and Jakob Schubert from Austria finished second and third.   Perfect conditions in the final rounds and the biggest athletes participation attracted a huge audience response. 65 men and 51 women from 28 nations went to the start. A total of around 15,000 people wanted to see their performances. They were not disappointed: the finale at around 20 degrees and light winds prevailed perfect conditions for bouldering.