Stohr, McColl Take Gold in Slovenian World Cup


5/13/13 - Austrian Anna Stöhr continues her reign in this year's Bouldering World Cups as she took another gold medal in Log-Dragomer, Slovenia, this past weekend. The men's competition has had more diverse results; this time, Sean McColl of Canada finished in first place—his first-ever Bouldering World Cup gold.

The women's competition was close, with Stöhr and Melissa Le Nevé both topping out three problems in finals. Shauna Coxsey (in third), Akiyo Noguchi, and Mina Markovic eached topped out two problems, with Anne-Laure Chevrier rounding out the top six with no topouts. Stöhr led the pack going into finals, being the only one to finish all four problems in semi-finals. Alex Puccio, the only U.S. climber to compete, just missed finals, finishing in seventh place.

No man finished all four finals problems; McColl finished the most, with three, followed by Jan Hojer and Dmitry Sharafutdinov, who each topped out two problems. Cédric Lachat, James Kassay, and Thomas Tauporn each completed one problem. McColl was tied for last going into finals; the second semi-finals problem stumped four men, but everyone finished problems one, three, and four.

Stöhr is the clear frontrunner in rankings right now. Noguchi is in second place, followed by Coxsey in third and Puccio in fourth. Sharafutdinov has performed well this season so far, with one gold and three bronzes; he currently sits first in rankings. McColl is second, and Kilian Fischhuber is third.

Women's final results:

  1. Anna Stöhr (Austrian)

  2. Melissa Le Nevé (France)

  3. Shauna Coxsey (Great Britain)

  4. Akiyo Noguchi (Japan)

  5. Mina Markovic (Slovenia)

  6. Anne-Laure Chevrier (France)

Men's final results

  1. Sean McColl (Canada)

  2. Jan Hojer (Germany)

  3. Dmitry Sharafutdinov (Russia)

  4. Cédric Lachat (Switzerland)

  5. James Kassay (Australia)

  6. Thomas Tauporn (Germany)