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Paris 2016 World Championships Day Two: Three Canadians Advance!

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. Scroll down for photos from day two.

Day two at the World Championships has come to an end. We had some rain today and temperatures have dropped from low 30s to low 20s. The boulder and lead walls were both busy again today as qualifications were completed. Canada’s Sean McColl topped both of his qualifier routes today and goes into lead semi-finals in an eight way tie for first. Alannah Yip and Kate Sawford put in strong performances today and also advanced to the next round.

In Men’s Lead Sean McColl shares the top spot with Romain Desgranges (FRA), Dmitrii Fakiryanov (RUS), Sebastian Halenke (GER), Ramon Julian Puigblanque (ESP), Keiichiro Korenaga (JPN), Adam Ondra (CZE) and Jakob Schubert (AUT). Canadians Elan Jonas McRae finished 41, Nathan Smith 73, Matthew Wellington 81, Kyle Murdoch 83 and Tosh Sherkat 87 in a strong field of over 100 competitors.

In Women’s Bouldering Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi and Miho Nonaka lead the way tied for first. Alannah Yip finished 19, Stacey Weldon 55, Allison Vest 65 and Allison Stewart-Patterson 86.

In Paraclimbing Kate Sawford finished in 2nd place and Roy Lemke 8th place. Tomorrow is Speed qualifications followed by Men’s Bouldering Semi-Finals, Women’s Lead Semi-Finals and Paraclimbing Finals. For results from day one see here. Good luck to all the Canadians competing tomorrow.

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