Last weekend, the bouldering world champions 2021 were crowned in the Russian capital Moscow. Natalia Grossman won in the women and Kokoro Fujii in the men. The Swiss Andrea Kümin took sixth place thanks to an excellent performance.

Once again, the young American dominated Natalia Grossman what happened at the bouldering competition last Saturday. She topped all four final problems, three of them in Flash style, and won the ninth medal of the current season in Moscow. And it wasn't just any medal, it was the gold medal. The 20-year-old Grossman is bouldering world champion in 2021.

Bouldering world champion 2021: Natalia Grossman wins in Moscow. (Image: Dimitris Tosidis / IFSC)
Bouldering world champion 2021: Natalia Grossman wins in Moscow. (Image: Dimitris Tosidis / IFSC)

Not only Grossman but also the Swiss woman was delighted with her result in Moscow Andrea Kümin. She moved into a final for the first time in her career and finished sixth at the Bouldering World Championships in Moscow.

“I'm still trying to process what happened. It feels like in a dream. "

Andrea Kümin

Ranking women - Bouldering World Championship 2021

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The women's final in repetition

The Japanese go head-to-head

There were two Japanese among the finalists in the men's bouldering world championships - and both won a medal. Gold won Kokoro Fujii, Silver went on Tomoa Narasaki.

Tomoa Narasaki (silver) and Kokoro Fujii (gold) at the Bouldering World Championships in Moscow. (Photo Nikita Tsarev)
Tomoa Narasaki (silver) and Kokoro Fujii (gold) at the Bouldering World Championships in Moscow. (Photo Nikita Tsarev)

The Japanese Kokoro Fujii has already won seven medals at IFSC Bouldering World Cups, but the precious metal at a world championship has so far been denied him. He would not have thought that it would then be the gold medal.

I did it. Words fail me and I am glad that I believed in myself.

Kokoro Fujii

In contrast to Narasaki, Fujii topped all final boulders, two of them even in the very first attempt. With this strong performance, he pushed his compatriot and bouldering specialist Tomoa Narasaki to second place.

Ranking list men - Bouldering World Championship 2021

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The men's final in the repetition

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Credits: Cover picture Dimitris Tosidis / IFSC

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