Preview | Navi Mumbai Bouldering World Cup 2017

We are running out of Bouldering Word Cups! This weekend Navi Mumbai, in India, will host the second to last event of the season. Last year the competition in India was one of the best, so make sure you don’t miss it!

With just 2 World Cups left, the male overall titles will be much clearer after Navi Mumbai. Right now, technically, up to 7 climbers have options (although the last 2 need pretty much a miracle). Keita Watabe is in first place but Jongwon Chon and Alexey Rubtsov are very close.

On the female side the math is very simple: Shauna Coxsey only needs a 9th place in one of the remaining World Cups to be the overall champion. And 9th she was last year in Navi Mumbai. It was the only competition in which she didn’t make finals.

Check the overall rankings here: men & women.

One reason why Coxsey is so close to the overall title (her superb climbing abilities aside) is that Janja Garnbret won’t compete in India. Garnbret has the European Lead Championships 4 days after the final in Navi Mumbai, so she chose to skip the trip to India and focus on lead.

Along with Garnbret, we will miss many other big stars in India: Stasa Gejo, Anna Stöhr, Rustam Gelmanov, Sean McColl, Katha Saurwein… And countries like the USA, France or Italy won’t have any climbers at all.

But we will get to see massive teams from India, Iran and Thailand. And Dmitry Sharafutdinov and Julija Kruder are back.

You can check the starting list here.

Route setters
Manu Hassler, from Switzerland, will be chief route setter. He’ll be assisted by Percy Bishton and Julien Grass.

Schedule (Timezone: UTC+5:30)

Saturday 24

Qualifiers
Sunday 25
09:00 – Semifinals – (live at ifsc-climbing.org)
17:30 – Finals – (live at ifsc-climbing.org)

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