Sharafutdinov & Stöhr win IFSC (B) World Cup in Vail

Two stages of the Bouldering World Cup 2013 have just been held on North American soil; on 2 June in Toronto (Canada) the Austrians Anna Stöhr and Kilian Fischhuber climbed to victory, while on 8 June in Vail (USA) victory went to Russia’s Dmitrii Sharafutdinov and Anna Stöhr once again. Both Stöhr and Sharafutdinov have already won the overall Bouldering World Cup 2013, a stage before the end of the season.

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Fischhuber & Stöhr win IFSC (B) World Cup in Toronto

The Austrian power couple Anna Stöhr and Kilian Fischhuber stood atop the podium at the Bouldering World Cup in Toront. Stöhr is undeniably on a huge hot streak, having won five of the six 2013 World Cups so far. She didn’t lead in qualifiers, and a four-way tie in semis mounted excitement for finals. But Stöhr nailed it as the only woman to top all four finals problems. Akiyo Noguchi of Japan actually had fewer attempts than Stöhr on the finals problems (and was the only woman to top all qualifiers problems), but she couldn’t finish the fourth problem. Alex Puccio slid in just behind Noguchi in third place.

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