Shauna Coxsey, Alexey Rubtsov Win Final Bouldering WC of the YearMunich, Germany, the fifth and final competition of the year, brought a spectacular end to the 2015 IFSC Bouldering World Cup season on Saturday—and Shauna Coxsey of Great Britain couldn’t have asked for a better finish.
Munich, Germany, the fifth and final competition of the year, brought a spectacular end to the 2015 IFSC Bouldering World Cup season on Saturday—and Shauna Coxsey of Great Britain couldn’t have asked for a better finish.
Effortlessly, as it seemed, Coxsey flashed all four problems in Finals to take home gold. France’s Fanny Gibert wasn’t far behind with three top-outs, all flashed, and 17-year-old Megan Mascarenas, of the U.S., took bronze with three top-outs in four attempts—only one attempt shy of tying Gibert for second.
The rest of the U.S. Women’s team put on a good showing, with Lisa Chulich taking 23rd, Sierra Blair-Coyle, 29th, Katherine Lamb, 39th, and Sue Brumm, 77th.
On the men’s side, the problems proved to be particularly tough, leading to a night full of surprises. Only one male competitor, Alexey Rubtsov of Russian, managed to top two Finals problems to take gold. Martin Stranik of the Czech Republic flashed one problem and reached the bonus hold on three (in four attempts), sneaking ahead of Korea’s Jongwon Chon by one bonus hold attempt.
Rounding out Finals, Sergii Topishko came in fourth; Jan Hojer, on home-turf, took fifth; and Rustam Gelmanov, sixth.
Crowd favorite, Adam Ondra, did not qualify for Finals and landed eighth place overall.
Representing the USA on the men’s side were Nathaniel Coleman in 11th place, Josh Larson, 52nd, Soloman Barth, 55th, Austin Geiman, 73rd, and Andy Lamb, 83rd.
Watch Finals here:
Munich Results (Top 8):
1. Alexey Rubtsov (RUS) 1. Shauna Coxsey (GBR)
2. Martin Stranik (CZE) 2. Fanny Gibert (FRA)
3. Jongwon Chon (KOR) 3. Megan Mascarenas (USA)
4. Sergii Topishko (UKR) 4. Akiyo Noguchi (JPN)
5. Jan Hojer (GER) 5. Stasa Gejo (SRB)
6. Rustam Gelmanov (RUS) 6. Katja Kadic (SLO)
7. Alexander Averdunk (GER) 7. Miho Nonaka (JPN)
8. Adam Ondra (CZE) 8. Sol Sa (KOR)
8. Rei Sugimoto (JPN)
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