Stöhr, Sharafutdinov Win 2014 Bouldering World Cup In Baku

The 2nd stop on the 2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup circuit took place this past weekend in Baku, Azerbaijan with Russia’s Dmitrii Sharafutdinov and Austria’s Anna Stöhr emerging victorious.

For the women, four of the six finalists finished every problem so it came down to who could finish all four in the fewest attempts which is where things got interesting.  Anna Stöhr set a high bar early by flashing all four boulders in finals, but when Shauna Coxsey stepped up to the final problem she was poised to beat Stöhr and claim her first World Cup gold medal.  Unfortunately, Coxsey was called off the wall on her first attempt for dabbing her foot on the mat, and she had to settle for sending the problem on her 2nd try which dropped her to third place behind Stöhr and Akiyo Noguchi. Also unfortunate was the fact that after placing first in qualifiers and semis, Alex Puccio dropped to 6th position in finals after completing only one problem.

For the men it was a reverse of the top two finishers from the previous week in Chongqing with Dmitrii Sharafutdinov taking gold and Jan Hojer taking silver.  This puts the pair out in front in the overall standings after two events, but it is still quite early in the season.

If you missed the live stream of the comp, you can check out full replays of semis and finals here.

The 2014 World Cup circuit continues this weekend with a stop in Grindelwald, Switzerland where we should see the return of some competitors who did not make the journey these past two weeks to China and Azerbaijan.  Stay tuned for more information on that later this week.

2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup – Baku, Azerbaijan
Men’s Final Results Women’s Final Results
  1. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov RUS 3t3 4b4
  2. Jan Hojer GER 2t2 4b5
  3. Rustam Gelmanov RUS 2t2 3b3
  4. Kilian Fischhuber AUT 2t5 3b4
  5. Jeremy Bonder FRA 1t4 3b9
  6. Kokoro Fujii JPN 1t8 2b9

USA Finishes

  • 24. Joel Zerr
  1. Anna Stöhr AUT 4t4 4b4
  2. Akiyo Noguchi JPN 4t5 4b4
  3. Shauna Coxsey GBR 4t5 4b5
  4. Juliane Wurm GER 4t7 4b5
  5. Mina Markovic SLO 2t4 4b4
  6. Alex Puccio USA 1t2 2b3

USA Finishes

  • 19.  Grace McKeehan
  • 22.  Claire Bresnan
  • 24.  Miura Hawkins

Shauna Coxsey climbing in finals at the Baku World Cup

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