Fourth for Indiana Chapman at Youth Boulder Worlds
Ontario climber Indiana Chapman has missed the podium by one spot for the second year in a row, this time in Female Youth B Boulder at the Youth World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
Chapman headed into Finals in fourth place after topping three problems in Semis and two in Qualifications. Click below to watch.
Yassssss!!! I still can’t believe I made it to finals, for the second year in a row, in bouldering at #ifscywch! So grateful for all the support from Team Canada, my coach @matt.chapman.17, family, and my sponsors GAMEHIVE.COM, @muskokawoods, and @temboclimbing. Can’t wait to leave it all on the wall tomorrow! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 • • • #ifscywch2018 #teamcanada🇨🇦 #bouldering #finals #gamehive #muskokawoodsathleteambassador #temboclimbing
Fellow Ontario climber Zach Richardson finished in sixth place during Finals in Male Youth A Boulder in Russia, which was his first time ever reaching Finals on the world stage. See here for more.
In 2017, Chapman went into Finals in third place and finished in fourth after she flashed the first boulder.
On the second boulder, Chapman made it to the bonus but couldn’t top it. The third boulder had a massive first-move dyno that shut everyone down but one. The fourth boulder has big dynamic moves which prevented Chapman from reaching the Bonus.
This year, Chapman faced off against Natsuki Tanti and Hana Kudo from Japan, Elena Matiak-Iabluchkina from Russia, Naile Meignan from France and YueTong Zhang from China.
Soooo close! What a performance again this year by @indiana.chapman ❤️❤️❤️ • She told me afterwards that she felt terrible during this Finals round. But like a pro she kept her head in the game and fought through both blood and tears. 💪💪💪 • It was a close comp in a STACKED category. Indiana was the only top of W3. 🤙🤙🤙 • Congratulations Indiana! 4th in the World, two years running!!! • #ifscywch #2018 #teamcanada #tryhard #fighttilltheend #💪 #congratulations #climbing #bouldering #russia
She topped one boulder in good style and managed to advance through enough zones to finish ahead of Zhang and Matiak-Iabluchkina.
An awesome effort by Chapman who continues to climb strong on the international level.
1. Natsuki Tani (Japan)
2. Naile Meignan (France)
3. Hana Kudo (Japan)
4. Indiana Chapman (Canada)
5. YueTong Zhang (China)
6. Elan Matiak-Iabluchkina (Russia)