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The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2011 in Milan
Photo by Diego Neonati
The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2011 in Milan
Photo by Diego Neonati
The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2011 in Milan
Photo by Diego Neonati
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Bouldering and Speed World Cup 2011, Milan results


The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2011 was won by Kilian Fischhuber (AUT) and Jain Kim (KOR). Jakob  Schubert and Anna Stöhr placed second while Rustam Gelmanov (RUS) and Melissa La Neve (FRA) placed third. The Speed event was won by the Russians Sergey Sinitsyn and Kseniia Alekseeva.

The competition season 2011 kicked off well last weekend in Italy's Milan with first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 201,won by Austria's Kilian Fischhuber and Korea's Jain Kim. While Fischhuber's victory was soemthing to be taken pretty much for granted, Kim's gold is somewhat of a surprise, sseing that the Korean athlete is associated above all with Lead competitions - in fact she won last year's Lead World Cup and silver in the Qinghai World Championship in 2009.

Fischhuber qualified first for the Finals and beat another revelation from the Lead event, namely his teammate Jakob Schubert who, qualifying last, proved to be yet another ace in the Austrain dream team. The extremely strong Russian Rustam Gelmanov placed third after haivng sent the same number of problems as Schubert, but with 3 more attempts.

In the difficult women's comeptition Kim beat the superly regular Anna Stöhr from Austria by topping out on three problems in the final, while the 2007 World Champion sent only two. Melissa La Neve climbed into third place with two problems in four attemtps, just like Stöhr, but two attempts more to reach the bonus zone.

The Speed competition was won by Sergey Sinitsyn who beat his Russian teammate Evgenii Vaitcekhovsky in the final, while the women's event was won byKseniia Alekseeva who beat Maria Krasavina. Leonardo Gontero from Italy stopped the clock in 7"93 and, in doing so, set a new Italian record.

Results Milan Climbing 2011
Boulder Men
1 Fischhuber Kilian 1983 AUT  4t9 4b5
2 Schubert Jakob 1990 AUT  3t3 3b3
3 Gelmanov Rustam 1987 RUS  3t6 3b6
4 Glairon Mondet Guillaume 1986 FRA  3t8 4b8
5 Sharafutdinov Dmitry 1986 RUS  3t11 4b12
6 Hori Tsukuru 1989 JPN  1t6 3b9

Boulder Women
1 Kim Jain 1988 KOR 3t5 3b4
2 Stöhr Anna 1988 AUT 2t4 4b7
3 Le Neve Melissa 1989 FRA 2t4 4b9
4 Noguchi Akiyo 1989 JPN 2t6 3b8
5 Markovic Mina 1987 SLO 5169 1t1 3b3
6 Puccio Alex 1989 USA 8654 1t6 4b9

Speed Men
1 Sinitsyn Sergey 1983 RUS
2 Vaitcekhovsky Evgenii 1986 RUS
3 Hroza Libor 1987 CZE
4 Swirk Lukasz 1985 POL

Speed Women
1 Alekseeva Kseniia 1987 RUS
2 Krasavina Maria 1990 RUS
3 Ropek Edyta 1979 POL
4 Buczek Klaudia 1991 POL
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