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IFSC 2016 World Cup: Japan Conquers Munich Bouldering Finale

The Bouldering World Cup season has wrapped-up in Munich with 241 climbers registered for qualifiers. The competition was stiff and some of the world’s best didn’t make it to Semis. Canada was well represented by the men, including Nathan Smith (finished 73rd), Andre DeFelice (75th), Ayo Sopeju (83rd), Elan Jonas McRae (109), Tristen Gosselin (111). And by Canadian women, including Alannah Yip (29th), Allison Vest (55th), Alison Stewart-Patterson (73rd) and Kristina Jellema (75th).

Here we go!!! #joerockheads #munich #ifscwc #bouldering #climbing #rockclimbing #isoforever

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The Munich World Cup podiums were topped with two powerful Japanese climbers, Tomoa Narasaki and Miho Nonaka. Fellow Japanese crusher Akiyo Noguchi finished third for the women. The overall 2016 World Cup winners were Narasaki and Shauna Coxsey. Top six results below, full results here.

Male / Female Munich Results
1. Tomoa Narasaki (Japan) / Miho Nonaka (Japan)
2. Jongwon Chon (Korea) / Shauna Coxsey (U.K.)
3. Alexey Rubtsov (Russia) / Akiyo Noguchi (Japan)
4. David Firenburg (Germany) / Melissa Le Neve (France)
5. Mickael Mawem (France) / Stasa Gejo (Serbia)
6. Manuel Cornu (France) / Julija Kruder (Slovenia)

Male / Female World Cup Overall
1. Tomoa Narasaki (Japan) / Shauna Coxsey (U.K.)
2. Kokoro Fujii (Japan) / Miho Nonaka (Japan)
3. Alexey Rubtsov (Russia) / Melissa Le Neve (France)
4. Jongwon Chon (Korea) / Akiyo Noguchi (Japan)
5. Rustam Gelmanov (Russia) / Monika Retschy (Germany)

To watch Canadians in the Munich Qualifiers, click on the clips below.

@allison.vest with a flash on her first problem⚡️

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