Graftiaux Back on Top in World Cup Rankings - Climbing Magazine

Graftiaux Back on Top in World Cup Rankings


7/6/10 - The second-to-last Bouldering World Cup of 2010 transpired this past weekend in Sheffield, England, where a crowd of more than 20,000 amassed to watch the world's highest-ranked climbers battle it out.

Belgium's Chloé Graftiaux climbed back to the top (she placed a disappointing 14th in Eindhoven), finishing first in women's finals. American Alex Johnson placed a very close second, with Japan's Akiyo Noguchi – who has finished impressively within the top seven at each event this year – followed with the bronze. Anna Stöhr of Austria, who won in Moscow and Eindhoven, didn't fare as well in Sheffield, finishing ninth. Graftiaux's win has shifted rankings, with Stöhr falling to third and Graftiaux taking over first.

The top three women topped out all finals boulders. Only one try separated winner Graftiaux and runner-up Johnson.

Adam Ondra was way ahead of the men's crowd in finals, topping out all finals problems with only Cedric Lachat of Switzerland, who placed second. Mykhaylo Shalagin of Ukraine finished third. Austria's Kilian Fischhuber, who remains first in rankings – with only a seven-point lead on Ondra – placed tenth.

Women's Bouldering Results:

  1. Chloé Graftiaux

  2. Alex Johnson

  3. Akiyo Noguchi

  4. Natalija Gros (Slovenia)

  5. Juliane Wurm (Germany)

  6. Yulia Abramchuk (Russia)

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Men's Results:

  1. Adam Ondra

  2. Cédric Lachat

  3. Mykhaylo Shalagin

  4. Guillaume Glairon Mondet (France)

  5. Rustam Gelmanov (Russia)

  6. Tsukuru Hori (Japan)

Full results here

Women's rankings so far:

  1. Chloé Graftiaux – 337.22

  2. Akiyo Noguchi – 332.90

  3. Anna Stöhr – 326.39

  4. Alex Johnson – 276.94

  5. Juliane Wurm – 216.68

  6. Natalija Gros – 199.60

Men's Rankings:

  1. Kilian Fischhuber – 334.74

  2. Adam Ondra – 327.10

  3. Tsukuru Hori – 250.64

  4. Dmitry Sharafutdinov (Russia) – 158.35

  5. Rustam Gelmanov - 158.08

  6. Guillaume Glairon Mondet – 155.77

Full list of rankings here