Speed comments and analysis


Tuesday, 3 August

Mawem brothers were the big winners in Speed. Bassa won with 5.45 which means he will most probably be #4 or #5 overall. Younger brother Michael set a new PB with 5.95 and was #3 after Tomoa Narasaki with 5.95, as both the Speed specialists Ludovic Fossali and Rishat Khaibullin slipped. If Michael is Top-8 in Bouldering there will almost certainly be two Mawem brothers in the final.

Several personal bests where Jongwon Chon 6.21, Colin Duffy 6.23, Michael Piccolruaz, first 6.46 and later 6.32, stick out. Also, Nathaniel Coleman made a PB, 6.51 but he actually made a mistake just in the end and could have been #4 instead of #10, with a perfect finish.

The biggest setback happened for Kai Harada who was #15 after 7.08 after one slip and one fall. He was predicted to be at least Top-5 so now he needs to be Top-3 in Bouldering to make it to the final. Sure a big disappointment also for the Speed specialists Rishat Khaibullin and Ludovico Fossali who did not make clean runs. Rishat had one perfect run, until the last three moves, that could have challenged Bassa.

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