The winners of the first bouldering competition of the World Cup season have been announced. Shauna Coxsey won the women's gold medal with a fantastic performance. The Japanese Kokoro Fujii rose to the winning post of the men, followed by Aleksei Rubtsov (2nd place) and the Japanese Keita Watabe (3rd place).

At 18.30 p.m. the time had come. Six female and six female athletes competed against each other in the final of the Bouldering World Cup in Meiringen. Nasty sloper problems, athletic moves and boulders in which the athletes moved on all fours - everything was there. Despite the beautiful weather, the event hall in Meiringen was full with over 1 visitors and the atmosphere was lively.

Petra Klingler on the 5. space

Switzerland was represented in the final with reigning Boulder World Champion Petra Klingler. Petra managed, despite great performance unfortunately only on the 5. Space. Won by the women, the British Shauna Coxsey. She showed all the others the champion and won the gold medal at the first competition of the boulder season with a total of four tops. The Austrian Katharina Sauerwein, in comparison to her competitors an old semester, takes the silver medal to Austria thanks to her convincing performance.

Also Germany without medal

Our northern neighbors were only represented by one athlete in the final. David Firnenburg finished sixth in the men’s race. The winner was the Japanese Kokoro Fujii, followed by the Russian Aleksei Rubtsov. With Keita Watabe and Rei Sugimoto, two other Japanese are in third and fourth place. Three of the six men in the final were Japanese! A Japanese woman (Miho Nonaka) also mixed in with the women. The Japanese delegation was dominant in Meiringen with a total of four out of ten finalists.

Video with impressions from the IFSC Boulder World Cup Meiringen

The pictures of the World Cup in Meiringen

The pictures of the finals at the first competition of the boulder season.More on www.lacrux.com

Posted by LACRUXmagazin on Saturday, 8th of April 2017

Final result men at the Boulder World Cup in Meiringen

# Name Nation
1 Kokoro Fujii JPN
2 Aleksei Rubtsov RUSSIAN
3 Keita Watabe JPN
4 Rei Sugimoto JPN
5 Jernej Kruder SLO
6 David Firnenburg GER

Final result women at the Boulder World Cup in Meiringen

# Name Nation
1 Shauna Coxsey GBR
2 Katharina Saurwein TUE
3 Miho Nonaka JPN
4 Stasa Gejo SRB
5 Petra Klingler SUI
6 Janja Garnbret SLO


Credits: Article picture SAC - davidschweizer.ch

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