Eleven Swiss athletes start at the World Cup in Munich

It is the culmination of the Boulder season: the World Cup in the Olympic Stadium in Munich. For the seventh time, the international boulder elite meets under the famous tent roof for the season finale. This year is waiting for the athletes and not least on the audience an extra Zückerchen: The European title in bouldering and the combination as well as the trophy for the Boulder Overall World Cup will be awarded this coming weekend in Germany. Eleven athletes start for Switzerland.

In the sports climbing scene, the event is considered a classic. The thrill of the site, a must for every fan. About 280 sport climbers from across 45 nations start at the Boulder World Cup in Munich from the 18. to 19. August 2017. It is an absolute participant record. The athletes will not only make the seventh and last World Cup title among themselves. Those from Europe will also climb for the European title in bouldering and in combination.

Boulder-EM under the Olympic roof in Munich

In view of the enormous number of participants, the Swiss team will primarily focus on classifying themselves in the first third of the rankings and thus fulfilling the association's guidelines. Due to the results of the current year, a semi-final qualification in the World Cup and thus a climbing for a good European Championship placement is quite possible for the Swiss athletes.

Petra Klingler with good base for top result in combined score

At the beginning of July, the Lead and Speed ​​European Championships were already held in Italy. Regarding the combination ranking the reigning Boulder world champion Petra Klingler (Bonstetten ZH) made a very good starting position with 7 in the lead and 4 in the speed among the women. With a top placing in bouldering, she will find herself in the lead in this category. "Just under a year after the World Cup title in Paris, Petra will be fully focused on entering her fifth World Cup final this season," said Kevin Hemund, national coach of Swiss Climbing. And he further explains: "All further results in the European Championship individual classification, the combination and in the overall World Cup will then arise. Another objective in this complex starting position is inappropriate. "

In addition to Klingler, there are three other athletes, Andrea Kümin (Winkel ZH), Jara Späte (Wolfhausen ZH) and Dimitri Vogt (Worben BE). The rest starts exclusively in bouldering.

 Selections SAC Swiss Climbing Team Boulder-EM 2017

Women  Campitello di Fassa (ITA) Munich (GER)
Klingler Petra Bonstetten ZH Lead and Speed bouldering
Kümin Andrea Angle ZH Lead and Speed bouldering
late Rockrose Wolfhausen ZH Lead and Speed bouldering
bärtschi Natalie Zurich ZH - bouldering
Stotz Rebekah Urdorf ZH - bouldering
Yokoyama Sophia Role VD - bouldering
 
Men
Vogt Dimitri Worben BE Lead and Speed bouldering
Blaser Benjamin Kallnach FR - bouldering
Ometz Baptiste Fully VS - bouldering
Heiniger Kevin Schwarzenbach BE - bouldering
Favre Nils Martigny VS - bouldering

 

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