5/19/14 - The fourth event in this year's IFSC Boulder World Cup series saw close competition and controversy. The men's finals were decided by a false start by Adam Ondra, leading Kilian Fischhuber to finish the event with one less attempt, giving him the win. Many viewers thought the call was made in error, believing both of Ondra's feet to be properly on the holds before moving on. A humble Ondra addressed the situation in a comment on 8a.nu:
"I grabbed the starting hold, put my left foot on the starting foothold, kicked with my right foot into an area where I expected to hit the foothold. I felt the impact. I thought that must have been the foothold and went for another move straight away. But I was warned by the judges that the start was not valid, as I didn't touch the foothold according to them.
"Even though it seemed to me that I did touch it, as it could have seemed from the livestream as well, I talked with more witnesses who could see very well that I did NOT touch it. No injustice happened to me, I just made a stupid mistake and that's it."
Check out Ondra's false start and all the hard climbing that went down in the full replay of the Innsbruck finals.
Women's Finals 1. Shauna Coxsey 2. Anna Stöhr 3. Akiyo Noguchi 4. Melissa Le Neve 5. Marine Thévenet
Men's Finals 1. Kilian Fischhuber 2. Adam Ondra 3. Rustam Gelmanov 4. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov 5. Guillaume Glairon Mondet
Women's Cumulative Rankings 1. Shauna Coxsey - 345 points 2. Anna Stöhr - 311 points 3. Akiyo Noguchi - 265 points 4. Juliane Wurm - 260 points 5. Alex Puccio - 190 points
Men's Cumulative Rankings 1. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov - 315 points 2. Jan Hojer - 314 points 3. Kilian Fischhuber - 234 points 4. Rustam Gelmanov - 174 points 5. Guillaume Glairon Mondet - 158
For a full list of results and rankings, check out ifsc-climbing.org.