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Emma Hunt, John Brosler and Noah Bratschi of the U.S. Advance to Finals in World Cup Speed

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This report is courtesy Gym Climber

The second Speed World Cup of the season kicked off early this morning in Villars, Switzerland. Nearly a 100 athletes participated, including a handful of Olympic qualified athletes. Moving onto the final round, which takes place tomorrow, July 2, at 1pm MDT, are three Americans: Emma Hunt in eighth, Noah Bratschi in 13th, and John Brosler in 15th. Several Olympic-bound athletes will also advance, including Iuliia Kaplina (RUS), Anouck Jaubert (FRA), Janja Garnbret (SLO), and Rishat Khaibullin (KAZ).

[Also Read: Q & A with Emma Hunt, The Fastest Female Climber in the U.S.]

Unsurprisingly, world record holders Kaplina and Veddriq Leonardo (INA) advanced in first and second, respectively. Former world record holders Kiromal Katibin (INA) and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard (IRI) also advanced in top positions (first and third). After Leonardo and Katibin both broke the world record in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago, eyes will undoubtedly be on them, as well as the other Indonesian athletes who have advanced (seven in total).

[Also Read: Kiromal Katibin Just Broke The World Record. Here’s How]

Find the finalists below. Check back tomorrow for results and a recap.

Women

      1. Iuliia Kaplina (RUS)
      2. Rajiah Sallsabillah (INA)
      3. Natalia Kalucka (POL)
      4. Desak Made Rita Kusuma Dewi (INA)
      5. Anouck Jaubert (FRA)
      6. Patrycja Chudziak (FRA)
      7. Ekaterina Baraschuk (RUS)
      8. Emma Hunt (USA)
      9. Anna Brozek (POL)
      10. Giulia Randi (ITA)
      11. Janja Garnbret (SLO)
      12. Nurul Iqamah (INA)
      13. Capucine Viglione (FRA)
      14. Laura Stockler (AUT)
      15. Manon Lebon (FRA)
      16. Elena Timofeeva (RUS)

    Men

        1. Kiromal Katibin (INA)
        2. Veddriq Leonardo (INA)
        3. Reza Alipour Shenazandifard (IRI)
        4. Dmitrii Timofeev (RUS)
        5. Lev Rudatskiy (RUS)
        6. Aleksandr Shikov (RUS)
        7. Marcin Dzienski (POL)
        8. Alfian Muhammad Fajri (INA)
        9. Aspar Aspar (INA)
        10. Rishat Khaibullin (KAZ)
        11. Gian Luca Zodda (ITA)
        12. Mehdi Alipour Shenazandifard (IRI)
        13. Noah Bratschi (USA)
        14. Vladislav Deulin (RUS)
        15. John Brosler (USA)
        16. Sergei Rukin (RUS)

    Other U.S. Results: Callie Close 19th, Kyra Condie 26th, Julia Duffy 37th, Isabel Gifford 38th, Joe Goodacre 34th, Colin Duffy 37th, and Nathaniel Coleman 45th.