Last night the final of the second bouldering competition took place in Salt Lake City. Sean Bailey and Natalia Grossman won gold in front of their home crowd.

The IFSC The Boulder and Speed ​​World Cup ended in front of a thunderous audience. 3 spectators created an energetic atmosphere.

The 25 year old Sean bailey from the USA celebrated the first World Cup gold medal of his career after a nerve-wracking final.

I never thought that day would come and it's crazy that it came. We had some pretty tough boulders and I gave it my all. The mood of the audience was just great!

Sean bailey

The two Japanese stood next to Sean Bailey on the men's podium Kokoro Fujii and Tomoa Narasaki in ranks two and three. Fujii finished the final with a top and four zones while Narasaki got a top and three zones.

Second World Cup victory for Natalia Grossman

Fetched from the ladies Natalia Grossman (19) her second World Cup victory in a row by dominating the round and prevailing against a group of experienced climbers, including the Slovenian Janja Garnbret, the Japanese Miho Nonaka and the Serbian Stasa Gejo belonged to.

Grossman flashed all final boulders and was therefore at the top of the podium. For the 19-year-old athlete, it is only the third medal in her young career. In Meiringen she won bronze, gold a week ago and now double her with another win here in Salt Lake City in the menu.

I always try to be as confident as possible, but the fourth boulder problem seemed to be the hardest. Last week's gold medal definitely gave me a bit of confidence for today's competition.

Natalia Grossman

The silver medal went to Garnbret, who also achieved four tops and four zones, but required more attempts than Natalia. The US Olympic contender Brooke Raboutou completed the podium with third place.

The top 10 women in Salt Lake City

RankNameCountry
1NATALIAGROSSMANUSA
2JANJAGARNBRETSLO
3BROOKERABOUTOUUSA
4ORIANEBERTONEFRA
5STASAGEJOSRB
6MIHONONAKAJPN
7KATJADEBEVECSLO
8KYRACONDIEUSA
9FUTABAITOJPN
10FANNYGIBERTFRA

The full women's bouldering results Is there ... here.

The top 10 men in Salt Lake City

RankNameCountry
1SEANBAILEYUSA
2KOKOROFUJIIJPN
3TOMOANarasakiJPN
4YOSHIYUKIOgataJPN
5ZACHGALLAUSA
6MAXIMILLIANMILNEGBR
7MANUELCORNUFRA
8ALEXWATERHOUSEGBR
9MEJDISCHALCKFRA

The full men's bouldering results Is there ... here.

The next IFSC competitions of the 2021 season will take place on June 23, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria, in the disciplines of bouldering and lead climbing.

The bouldering final in the repetition

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Credits: Cover picture IFSC / Daniel Gajda