Wurm, Ondra Win 2014 Bouldering World Championships

After a thrilling battle Saturday night that saw both the men’s and the women’s competition come down to the final attempts by the final climbers, Adam Ondra and Juliane Wurm emerged as the 2014 Bouldering World Champions.

For the men it was Adam Ondra adding another incredible achievement to his already unmatched resume.  He was the only male climber to finish all four finals problems which was needed as both Jernej Kruder and Jan Hojer were close on his heels.  If you’re keeping track at home, Ondra has now won the Bouldering World Championships and the most recent Lead World Cup event in Imst in the span of three weeks.  I think this kid might be good at rock climbing.

For the women it was an intense back-and-forth battle between Germany’s Juliane Wurm and American Alex Puccio.  Puccio was coming off perhaps the best stretch of outdoor climbing a woman has ever had, while Wurm had just completed a solid 4th place finish on the overall Bouldering World Cup Circuit.  In the end it was Wurm who narrowly edged Puccio, sending the final problem in few enough attempts to take gold.

You can watch a replay of the entire final round here:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1IIuscSU1I&w=600]

2014 IFSC Bouldering World Championships – Munich, Germany
Men’s Final Results Women’s Final Results
  1. Adam Ondra CZE 4t16 4b16
  2. Jernej Kruder SLO 3t12 4b13
  3. Jan Hojer GER 3t12 3b9
  4. Guillaume Glairon Mondet FRA 2t6 3b7
  5. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov RUS 1t4 3b9
  6. Tsukuru Hori JPN 0t 2b9

USA finishes

  • T-31.  Michael O’Rourke
  • T-57.  Andy Lamb
  • T-63.  Josh Larson
  1. Juliane Wurm GER 3t8 4b8
  2. Alex Puccio USA 3t9 4b9
  3. Akiyo Noguchi JPN 1t1 3b3
  4. Shauna Coxsey GBR 1t4 4b7
  5. Melissa Le Nevé FRA 0t 3b3
  6. Michaela Tracy GBR 0t 3b5

USA Finishes

  • T-21.  Angie Payne
  • T-41.  Meagan Martin
  • T-60.  Claire Bresnan
  • T-69.  Margarita Marsanova

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