Natalia Grossman wins the Boulder World Cup in Brixen

Natalia Grossman conquered all four final boulders at the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Brixen and thus secured the gold medal. For the strong American it is already the ninth Boulder World Cup precious metal of her young career. The Korean Chaehyun Seo secured second place, the podium was completed by Stasa Gejo.

Six athletes from six nations started yesterday evening in the final of the Bouldering World Cup in Brixen. At the end stood the American Natalia Grossman - as the only finalist with four tops - on top of the podium. Second place and thus the first Boulder World Cup medal of her career was won Chaehyun Seo, who flashed three final boulders. Also showed a very strong performance Stasa Gejo. For the Serb it is the third bronze medal at a Bouldering World Cup.

There was no getting past her at the Bouldering World Cup in Brixen: Natalia Grossman. Image: Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC
There was no getting past her at the Bouldering World Cup in Brixen: Natalia Grossman. Image: Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC

«The third boulder really pissed me off. I kind of started trying non-stop, which I really didn't want to do. But I knew I only had a few tries left, and sometimes it just takes me a while to learn a move."

Natalia Grossman

The other finalists also showed a strong performance: The Israelin Ayala Kerem finished in fourth place – the best result of her career so far. The Australian Oceania Mackenzie She achieved a personal best with her fifth place. The Austrian Johanna Färber finished the Boulder World Cup in Brixen in sixth place.

IFSC Boulder World Cup Brixen Stasa Gejo
Showed a strong performance in Brixen: Stasa Gejo. Image: Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC

Boulder World Cup Brixen: Ranking women

  1. Natalia Grossman (US)
  2. Chaehyun Seo (KOR)
  3. Stasa Gejo (SER)
  4. Ayala Kerem (ISR)
  5. Oceania Mackenzie (AUS)
  6. Johanna Farber (AUT)

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Credits: Cover picture Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC

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