The first IFSC World Cup of 2016 has wrapped up in Meiringen, Switzerland with Russian Alexey Rubtsov winning for the Males and British Shauna Coxsey winning for the Female.
A number of Canadians made the trip overseas for the comp, including Sean McColl who was looking good going into Semis, but fell to 20th after the hard round.
After the event, he said, “I’d like to highlight this competition to show everyone that no one can succeed (or even perform well) 100 per cent of the time.
“Yes, I’m upset, I think I should’ve done better. Did I get frustrated? Of course I did. After not doing the third boulder quickly, I knew finals was out of grasp and my heart sank a little.
“The moral of the story here is everyone will get frustrated while competing; learn from it and the quicker you can get over it the better.”
Strong West Coast crusher Alannah Yip made it to Semis after an impressive qualifying round. After Semis, she said, “The boulders in Semis today were tough. Unfortunately I ended up with only one bonus hold, but despite that I ended up placing 17th.
“Really really happy that I made semi finals in my first world cup of this circuit, and hopefully I can carry the momentum forward to the next one in Japan next weekend.”
Other Canadians who competed in Switzerland include Will Johnson who finished in 38th in qualifications in his group, Andre DeFelice who finished in 29th in his qualifying group and Elise Sethna who finished in 29th in her qualifying group.
Finals Results Female / Male
1. Shauna Coxsey / Alexey Rubtsov
2. Melissa Le Neve / Martin Stranik
3. Megan Mascarenas / Jorg Verhoeven
4. Akiyo Noguchi / Alban Levier
5. Janja Garnbret / Jakob Shubert
6. Clementine Kaiser / Tyler Landman