Speed comments and analysis

EDITORIAL

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.

0  C O M M E N T S:
Sort by: Date D Reply A

RELATED NEWS

NUMBERS

Tuesday, 19 January

Add crags to the database

We can now manually add new crags to the data base. Just make a comment and the data base will be improved and you can automatically create Tick Lists and add crag info etc.

NUMBERS

Monday, 12 October

Systematic Devaluing ethics

Debate/Jens: In trad climbing you are not allowed to have the gear or quickdraws in place and it was also like this in the beginning of the sport climbing era. Some ten years ago, you still had to place the draws if you were going to claim an onsight. The devaluation of ethics have continued and now…

EDITORIAL

Wednesday, 18 May

No correlation between semi and final results for Top-4 in Boulder WCs

During the Bouldering World Championship in 2007, Daniel Dulac won the semifinal by flashing all four problems but in the final he did not do a single Boulder even if each of the other five finalists did three problems on average. Daniel said that it was extremely frustrating to hear the spectators …