2014 Laval Bouldering World Cup – Semifinals

Perfect difficulty in the semifinal round. Every single problem was solved but none of them was easy. The French team did impressively well and we’ll see 5 French climbers in finals. Noguchi and Coxsey are first and second, the overall title will be decided in the final round.

The Finalists are:

  • Rustam Gelmanov
  • Jeremy Bonder
  • Guillaume Glairon Mondet
  • Jan Hojer
  • Alban Levier – 20 years old, first time in finals
  • Stephane Julien
  • Akiyo Noguchi
  • Shauna Coxsey
  • Fanny Gibert
  • Miho Nonaka
  • Anna Stöhr
  • Juliane Wurm

Quick notes:

  • 5 French climbers in finals, 7 in the top-10s
  • Akiyo Noguchi was the only one capable of solving the 4th problem
  • Berit Schuwaiger, 19 year old Austrian, is just out of finals, sharing the dreaded 7th place with Sean McColl
  • Stephane Julien has made finals with 36 years of age. He has been competing internationally since 1995 and hasn’t been in finals for more than 5 years (last time was Eindhoven 2009, where he got the bronze medal).

Full results (men)
Full results (women)

Finals at 20:30 (UTC+2). Live at ifsc-climbing.org

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