The first IFSC Bouder World Cup in India took place this past weekend in Mumbai. A number of Canadians travelled to the historic event where Shauna Coxsey was hoping to win her fourth straight World Cup. After Qualifications, Elise Sethna, Alannah Yip and Sean McColl had advanced to Semis, but none could crack the top six spots in order to proceed to Finals. Canadians’ final standings were: Sean McColl in 10th for Male, Eric Sethna in 23rd, Elan Jonas-McRae in 24th and Will Johnson in 36th; Elise Sethna in 17th for Female, Alannah Yip in 20th and Allison Vest in 25th.
Coxsey had advanced to Semis in fourth, but for the first time in 2016 did not advance to Finals. After Finals, two Japanese climbers finished in top three for both Male and Female, plus another three in the top nine for Male. Finals results below and for full results visit here. Included are social media posts by Canadians who competed in India, click on the clips to watch.
Finals Results Female / Male
1. Miho Nonaka / Kokoro Fujii
2. Monika Retschy / Tomoa Narasaki
3. Akiyo Noguchi / Alexey Rubtsov
4. Melissa Le Neve / Jongwon Chon
5. Sol Sa / Rustam Gelmanov
6. Katharina Saurwien / Jeremy Bonder
Well that's a wrap on India's very first Bouldering World Cup! Although I felt like I climbed well in some respect, my head space was sub-par all round and something in my performance just didn't click so I was unfortunately left out of semis. Had so much fun cheering everyone else on today though! @eric.sethna with the video of the one problem I managed to send! #canada #bouldering #teamCanadatakesIndia #ifscwc #firsttimeinindia #lastoneonthewall #roughround #readyforroundtwo @hiveclimbing
Felt strong in qualifications today in Mumbai! Managed three flashes but I hit a couple stopper moves that held me just out of semi-finals. So psyched on my sis @elise11 making it through to climb tomorrow with @mccollsean and @alannah_yip! #gocanada #climbing #bouldering #rockclimbing #ifscwc #grippedmagazine
Semi finals at the Navi Mumbai World Cup are over and I placed 20th. I can't say that I am happy with my result, but (after some time to process) I realize there are positives for me to take away. I read every boulder correctly, and I stayed focused and in the zone for the entire round. Hopefully I can improve my climbing for next weekend's World Cup in Innsbruck! Thanks @thecircuitclimbing for the photo!
A nice hard semi-finals here in India; even though I only managed 2 bonuses, I much prefer this style! I felt pretty good but not as strong as I know I can be. I'm excited to get back to Europe, training, my ladies and my routine. With my 2 bonuses, I came 10th and top-10 is never a bad result. On a better day or with stronger willpower, I know I'd have topped 2-3 boulders. Innsbruck next week, the question is, how much training can I sneak in before it? Photo by @tenorwill