IFSC Boulder World Cup 2014

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Sports Climbing consists of three disciplines. There is the ‘Speed’ category that pits two climbers side by side in a timed race to the top of the wall, the polar opposite of the methodical approach needed to succeed in ‘Lead’ climbing.

Perfectly placed between those two skill sets is ‘Bouldering’. Men and Women use a maximum of 10 movements to power over a vast array of shaped and sized boulders bolted on to steep vertical walls often topped off with an imposing overhang.

They have no safety support other than the vice-like grip that their fingertips might allow them. This is a sport that truly lives up to the mantra of ‘living on the edge’. It is as captivating to watch, as it is exhausting to compete in, and those on show has truly earned the right to fight for the World Cup crown.

Top 10 Men

1 Hojer Jan GER 558.00
2 Sharafutdinov Dmitrii RUS 467.00
3 Glairon Mondet Guillaume FRA 461.00
4 Gelmanov Rustam RUS 337.00
5 Fischhuber Kilian AUT 325.00
6 McColl Sean CAN 302.00
7 Bonder Jeremy FRA 272.00
8 Kruder Jerney SLO 227.00
9 Chon Jongwon KOR 195.00
10 Verhoeven Jorg NED 193.00
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Top 10 Women

1 Noguchi Akiyo JPN 610.00
2 Coxsey Shauna GBR 556.00
3 Stöhr Anna AUT 488.00
4 Wurm Juliane GER 430.00
5 Nonaka Miho JPN 300.00
6 Puccio Alex USA 289.00
7 Thévenet Marine FRA 277.00
8 Gibert Fanny FRA 270.00
9 Saurwein Katharina AUT 197.00
10 Oda Momoka JPN 174.00
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