Bouldering World Cup 2011: Glairon Mondet and Noguchi gold in Barcelona
Guillaume Glairon-Mondet from France and Akiyo Noguchi from Japan win the seventh stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2011 in Barcelona with 2 and 4 tops in the Finals
Barcelona (ESP) - The heat of Barcelona seems to have shuffled the cards of the 2011 Boulder World Cup, as the favorites Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stohr (AUT) did not make it to the podium in the competition set by Reini Fichtinger.
In the women's field, Akiyo Noguchi was the only one to complete all four problems, while second ranked Alex Puccio just sent 2, although getting close to top of the second boulder. Third the Frenchwoman Melissa Le Neve, with 2 tops in Finals and one top less than Puccio in the Semis.
Guillame Glairon Mondet seized his victory and the gold medal by flashing the fourth problem. Behind him, two Russians, Rustam Gelmanov and Dmitry Sharafutdinov, the only one to make it on problem number four together with the French winner.
Anna Stohr and Kilian Fischhuber maintain the lead of the WC Ranking 2011, although the Austrian's advantage over Noguchi and Puccio has been reduced to little more than 50 points, while Sharafutdinov trails Fischhuber by 29 points. Sheffield next week will give an hint of who might win the World Cup 2011: after Sheffield, the Boulder World Cup will take a break until the last competition of the year, in Munich.
1 Glairon Mondet Guillaume 1986 FRA 2t2 4b4
2 Gelmanov Rustam 1987 RUS 2t2 3b3
3 Sharafutdinov Dmitry 1986 RUS 2t5 4b8
4 Rubtsov Alexey 1988 RUS 2t5 3b7
5 Fischhuber Kilian 1983 AUT 1t1 3b3
6 Ennemoser Lukas 1989 AUT 1t1 3b3
7 Hori Tsukuru 1989 JPN 0t 1b2
1 Noguchi Akiyo 1989 JPN 4t8 4b4
2 Puccio Alex 1989 USA 2t4 3b3
3 Le Neve Melissa 1989 FRA 2t4 3b3
4 Markovic Mina 1987 SLO 2t6 3b6
5 Wurm Juliane 1990 GER 1t2 4b5
6 Stöhr Anna 1988 AUT 0t 3b8