It was an exciting end to the Boulder World Cup 2013 series at the World Cup in Munich. An exciting and challenging Semi-finals lead to mixed results, with a few new faces in the Finals and a few familiar ones noteably absent. There was even more excitement in the Finals as both winners, men’s and women’s, were decided in the last few minutes. The favorite to win on the women’s side, Anna Stöhr, managed to cinch her seventh Gold medal of the series on the final boulder. She was already guaranteed first place in the overall series, but this final victory was just the icing on the fabulous cake that was this season for her. On the men’s side, a new face made his way onto the podium last night. Rei Sugimoto won his first Gold, and first medal, at a World Cup event. He put on a very strong performance and his medal was well deserved. Expect to see more great things from him at future competitions.
Markovic and Magdalena Röck of Austria were tied after semi-finals, but Markovic pulled ahead in the next round. Japan’s Momoka Oda reached the same high point as Markovic in finals, but Oda’s third-place ranking in the previous round landed her in second place. Jain Kim, who won the first leg of the series, took third place.
The World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia was a wonderful display of talent, athleticism, and grace, as some of the world’s best climbers came together to show the world the best of what Sport Climbing has to offer in terms of competition. Here are the results of the LEAD event.
If at 04 August, the world’s best climbers in the World Games 2013 in Cali measure (COL) on lead, then that is from the Austrian point of view not only because of the special importance of the – in the four-year cycle discharged – World Games something special but also due to the fact that with the World Games in 2013 a special era in international climbing comes to an end. Angela Eiter, the most successful competition climber of all times, decided to end her unique competitive career in Colombia.