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Injuries for four athletes at the Vail Boulder WC
Injuries during Boulder World Cups are rare. Consequently, it is shocking news that three of the biggest stars did get bad injuries in Vail. First Alex Puccio injured her knee in the isolation while warming up. The injury required surgery and will most likely mean that Alex will miss the rest of the season. ©
Later on, Alban Levier, gold medalist last weekend in Toronoto, also got a knee injury in the qualification and Guillaume Glairon-Mondet also suffered a traumatic injury to a finger during the semifinal. During the final, Anna Stöhr withdrew after two boulders due to a finger injury too.
Franz the Stampede
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Poor guys! Alex seems like she's almost crying. When you're in such a good shape (like she is now!) an injury can be SO frustrating!!! Hope they'll all recover soon!
If Guillaume doesn't take part in the comps this year, it will be no more fun to watch. :(
Did something about the setup in Vail contribute to the injuries, or was it just bad luck?
I only could see that Guigui watched his fingers during the complete Semifinal and couldn't send any of the problems... Maybe he also injured while warming up and just tried to ignore it during the semifinal? I didn't find any other information about how the other injuries happened.