Since 2016, Meiringen marks the opening of the IFSC Climbing World Cup season.

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the mountain village welcomes a new strong field of about 250 elite Bouldering athletes on April 13 and 14.

Canadians from the 2018 Canadian Bouldering Team who made the trip include: Alannah Yip, Madison Fischer, Sean McColl, Sebastien Lazure, Nathan Smith and Jason Holowach.

Follow Updates: Overall Male results here and Female here.

Watch Semis:

Semis Update April 14: Stasa Gejo and Nathaniel Coleman qualified first and did not make Finals.
Female/Male Results
1. Akiyo Noguchi / Jakob Schubert
2. Janja Garnbret / Tomoa Narasaki
3. Shauna Coxsey / Manu Cornu
4. Miho Nonaka / Tomoaki Takata
5. Sandra Lettner / Jongwon Chon
6. Fanny Gibert / Jernej Kruderand& Alexey Rubtso

Watch Finals:

Finals Update April 14:
Female/Male Podium Results
1. Miho Nonaka / Jernej Kruder
2. Janja Garnbret / Tomoa Narasaki
3. Akiyo Noguchi / Aleksei Rubtsov

Pre-Comp Run-Down

Shauna Coxsey (GBR) has yet to lose in Meiringen, but as in 2017 the reigning Bouldering season champion will have to overcome a recent finger injury to continue her streak of victories with Meiringen runner-up Katharina Saurwein (AUT) back on the start list.

Jongwon Chon (KOR) missed the finals cut last year, but the men’s Bouldering season champion and Meiringen runner-up Aleksei Rubtsov (RUS) are top candidates to medal.

After dominating the Bouldering team rankings in 2017, Japan returns with a full lineup of podium contenders: Meiringen winner Kokoro Fujii, Combined season champion Tomoa Narasaki, Akiyo Noguchi, Miho Nonaka and youth Bouldering world champion (Youth B) Futaba Ito.

Expectations are also high for the United Sates, sending youth Combined world champion (Juniors) Claire Buhrfeind and more strong contenders.

From Switzerland, world champion Petra Klingler fell just short of the podium in Meiringen last year, but she will again be in the spotlight in front of her home crowd. Also keep an eye on Alexander Megos (GER), runner-up at the European Bouldering Championship in Munich.

Nine rising stars competing at the Youth Olympic Games in October will test their progress in Meiringen.

Youth Combined world champion (Youth A) Sandra Lettner (AUT) will climb in her first IFSC World Cup, alongside Argentina native Valentina Aguado, Combined world champion Elena Krasovskaia (RUS), Keita Dohi (JPN), Petar Ivanov (BUL), Vita Lukan (SLO), Hannah Meul (GER) and Filip Schenk and Giorgia Tesio of Italy.

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