Semifinals | 2019 Meiringen Bouldering World Cup

Great semifinal round in Meiringen. Perfect difficulty and overall a great show with hard, powerful problems. Great results for Japan. Adam Ondra, Janja Garnbret and Akiyo Noguchi, the only climbers with 4 tops.

Really good route setting in Meiringen so far. The difficulty was pretty much perfect, all the problems were topped by at least 2 climbers but only 3 climbers topped them all. The movement was powerful and required a lot of precision and body tension. So far the “circus bouldering” is nowhere to be found.

The finalists are:

  1. Adam Ondra | Janja Garnbret
  2. Tomoa Narasaki | Akiyo Noguchi
  3. Rei Sugimoto | Fanny Gibert
  4. Kokoro Fujii | Petra Klingler
  5. Jongwon Chon | Shauna Coxsey
  6. Tomoaki Takata | Oceania Mackenzie

You can check the results here: men & women.

Petra Klingler celebrates during the semis

Quick thoughts:

  • Adam Ondra, Janja Garnbret and Akiyo Noguchi looked one step ahead of the rest. They are the only ones with 4 tops.
  • First senior final for Oceania Mackenzie, 16-year-old from Australia.
  • Team USA got really close to having two climbers in the final. Alex Johnson and Kyra Condie are in 7th and 8th position.
  • Japan has 9 climbers in the top 10 (7 men and 2 women).
  • There are 4 World Champions 5 Overall Champions and 9 World Cup winners in the final.
  • Alexey Rubtsov misses the final in Meiringen for the first time.

Finals at 7pm (UTC+2). Live here.

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