The second IFSC World Cup took place in Kazo, Japan on April 24 and a number of Canadians made the trip for the difficult comp.
Sean McColl and Alannah Yip made it to Semis, but couldn’t finish in the top-six to proceed to Finals. Other Canadians who competed in Kazo include Eric and Elise Sethna, Kin Wah Lai and Celsete Wall.
The big story is Shauna Coxsey’s complete domination of this World Cup season. She won the first World Cup two weeks ago in Switzerland and won all three rounds in Kazo. In the Finals, Coxsey clinched first place after the first three problems.
For the men, Rustam Gelmanov won all three rounds in Kazo and took first place. He was the World Cup winner in 2012. Michael Piccolruaz finished in 45th in the first event, qualified in 17th and went on to finish with silver. For full results, visits here.
Finals Results Male / Female
1. Rustam Gelmanov / Shauna Coxsey
2. Michael Piccolruaz / Melissa Le Neve
3. Kokoro Fujii / Miho Nonaka
4. Jeremy Bonder / Petra Klingler
5. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov / Fanny Gibert
6. Rolands Rugens / Chloé CAULIER
The Bouldering World Cup will head to familiar Chongqing next weekend for the third competition of seven to be held this season. While Coxsey and Gelmanov defend their place atop the podium on April 30, the world’s best Speed athletes will face off. For photos from Kazo see here.