IFSC Boulder World Cup 2013 – Toronto, Canada(6/1-2)

The 6th round of the 2013 IFSC Boulder World Cup was held last weekend in Toronto, Canada

This year IFSC is going with a simultaneous format seen at the Paris World Championships where the male and female athletes come  out at the same time.

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Order of contestants

# Woman Man
1 Katharina Saurwein(AUT) Rei Sugimoto(JPN)
2 Momoko Oda(JPN) Kilian Fischuuber(AUT)
3 Anna Stöhr(AUT) Sean McColl(CAN)
4 Shauna Coxsey(GBR) Rustam Gelmanov(RUS)
5 Alex Puccio(USA) Jorg Verhoeven(NED)
6 Akiyo Noguchi(JPN) Jakob Schubert(AUT)





Kilian Fischhuber won on the Men’s side, demonstrating superior route reading, staying cool under pressure, and strong execution. Jorg Verhoeven climbed well too, securing a 2nd place finish. Despite a supportive home crowd, Sean McColl seemed to get stuck with tunnel vision, failing to adjust beta on Mens 2, and ended up in 6th place.

  1. Kilian Fischhuber(AUT) 3 tops in 5 attempts, 4b5
  2. Jorg Verhoeven(NED) 3 tops in 5 attempts, 3b5
  3. Jakob Schubert(AUT) 2 tops in 2 attempts


On the women’s side Kilian’s consistently excellent female counterpart Anna Stöhr took gold, with Akiyo putting in a strong performance for 2nd place. Notably, Alex Puccio had a great performance this round demonstrating not just her immense strength, but also technical ability. Perhaps a bit more patience and we could see Puccio topping the podium this year.

  1. Anna Stöhr(AUT) 4 tops in 10 attempts
  2. Akiyo Noguchi(JPN) 3 tops in 4 attempts
  3. Alex Puccio(JPN) 3 tops in 5 attempts

IFSC Scoring

Competitors are scored by the number of boulders they top-out, in the lower number of attempts.

Each boulder problem has a bonus hold in the middle, usually after the first “crux”. If there is a tie, competitors are ranked by the # of bonus holds reached and the number of attempts taken to reach them.

Source: IFSC Climbing



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