David Firnenburg and Monika Retschy, 2017 German Bouldering Champions

David Firnenburg and Monika Retschy have won the 2017 German Bouldering Champions that took place over the last 2 days in Berlin. Jan Hojer, Frederike Fell, Max Priz and Afra Hönig completed the podium.

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Female podium

David Firnenburg flashing the last problem in the final to take the gold.

Full results: men & women.

Both Retschy and Firnenburg have been competing at an international level for a long time (since 2007 and 2009), winning many medals in youth competitions. As seniors, they’ve made finals in several IFSC events. Retschy won the silver medal in Navi Mumbai last year.

Retschy about to do the last move of the final.

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Jan Hojer during semis, he won the round.

One of the best competitors in Germany, Alma Bestvater, couldn’t take part in the championships due to a mistake by her regional federation (or so I understood, the issue is quite convoluted).

Hojer and Retschy will have little rest before competing in the Vail Bouldering World Cup this Friday.

Here’s the replay of the final:

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