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Gallery: 12 Photos From the 2017 IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup

The 2017 IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup

Alex Puccio IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017

Alex Puccio eyes the finish hold before flashing W1. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Petra Klingler Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017 ISFC

Petra Klingler grips the sloper above the start hold of W1. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Akiyo Noguchi Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017 IFSC

Akiyo Noguchi on the awkward volumes of W2. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Jongwon Chon IFSC Bouldering World Cup Vail Finals 2017

Jongwon Chon climbs M2. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Jongwon Chon IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017

Jongwon Chon stokes the crowd after sending M2. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Aleksei Rubtsov Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017 IFSC

Aleksei Rubtsov is not stoked after falling on M2. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Miho Nonaka IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2017 Vail Finals

Miho Nonaka chalks up on the enormous cube volumes of W4. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Shauna Coxsey IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017

Shauna Coxsey eyes her next move from the W4 cube volumes. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Meichi Narasaki IFSC Bouldering World Cup Vail 2017

Meichi Narasaki goes for the M4 dyno. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

Kokoro Fujii IFSC Bouldering World Cup Vail 2017

Kokoro Fujii bears down on a crimp on M4. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017 Podium Womens

The women’s podium. Shauna Coxsey (center) took first place, Akiyo Noguchi (left) placed second, and Miho Nonaka (right) came in third. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017 Mens Podium 2017

The men’s podium. Jongwon Chon (center) took first place, Meichi Narasaki (left) placed second, and Yoshiyuki Ogata (right) came in third. Photo: Chris Thai @thaifighter3.14

All photos by Chris Thai. Instagram: @thaifighter3.14

On June 3, the world’s strongest competition climbers faced off in Vail, Colorado during the IFSC Bouldering World Cup’s only U.S. stop. The women’s division saw close competition. The four leading women all topped three problems, with the results coming down to number of attempts. In the men’s division, Japan thoroughly dominated. While Korea’s Jongwon Chon took first, Japanese climbers claimed seven spots in the top 10. Alex Puccio placed highest among U.S. competitors, landing in fourth place in the women’s division. Sean Bailey lead the American male climbers, landing in 11th. For a full replay, check out the video below.

Results:

Men

  1. Jongwon Chon (Korea)
  2. Meichi Narasaki (Japan)
  3. Yoshiyuki Ogata (Japan)
  4. Aleksei Rubtsov (Russia)
  5. Kokoro Fujii (Japan)
  6. Keita Watabe (Japan)
  7. Tsukuru Hori (Japan)
  8. Jernej Kruder (Slovenia)
  9. Tomoa Narasaki (Japan)
  10. Rei Sugimoto (Japan)

Women

  1. Shauna Coxsey (Great Britain)
  2. Akiyo Nogushi (Japan)
  3. Miho Nonaka (Japan)
  4. Alex Puccio (USA)
  5. Katja Kadic (Slovenia)
  6. Petra Klingler (Switzerland)
  7. Janja Garnbret (Slovenia)
  8. Sal Sa (Korea)
  9. Brooke Raboutou (USA)
  10. Michaela Tracy (Great Britain)

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