With his second place finish in the lead climbing competition, a fourth place result in the bouldering event and a personal best time in speed climbing, Canadian climber Sean McColl was crowned the overall winner at the World Climbing Championships in Paris on Sunday Sept 8, 2012. This is the second time McColl has won the overall world climbing championship with his first overall victory having occurred in China in 2009.

This victory further cements McColl’s reputation as one of the world’s best and most versatile climbers.

Other Canadians competing at the event include Robert Stewart-Patterson who set a new Canadian record in speed climbing and placed 34th overall, Sebastien Lazure of Montreal placed 59th out of 114 competitors in men’s bouldering and Toronto’s Ayodele Sopeju placed 87th. In women’s bouldering, Squamish local Thomasina Pidgeon placed 47th out of 65 competitors.

Here are the top finishers in the bouldering and lead climbing categories.

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Lead Men
1. Jakob Schubert, AUT
2. Sean McColl, CAN, 4th in Bouldering and combined World Champion
3. Adam Ondra, CZE

Lead Women
1. Angela Eiter, AUT
2. Jain Kim, KOR,5th in bouldering and combined World Champion
3. Johanna Ernst, AUT

Bouldering Men
1. Dmitry Sharafutdinov, RUS
2. Kilian Fischhuber, AUT
3. Rustam Gelmanov, RUS

Bouldering Women
1. Mélanie Sandoz, FRA
2. Olga Iakovleva, RUS
3. Anna Stöhr, AUT

For full results including video footage of the finals, check out the IFSC site.


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