2015 World Cup Roundup – Chongqing w/ Jackie Hueftle

By June 24, 2015Podcasts, Uncategorized

2015 World Cup Roundup On the artistic, but problematic wall design, some heavy hitters not making finals, and what to expect for next week’s IFSC Haiyang, China Bouldering World Cup.

Make sure to watch the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Haiyang, China | Semi-Finals: June 26th, 2015 6:30pm PST Finals: June 27th, 2015 3:00am PST

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This is the third of Chalk Talk’s 2015 IFSC Bouldering World Cup Roundups. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this season of World Cup bouldering. There are more Americans involved than ever. USA Climbing has been attempting to fundraise for athletes along with some athletes reaching out to the community with crowdfunding efforts. The European contingent is looking strong with Jule Wurm and Jan Hojer winning the European Bouldering Championships, Adam Ondra is competing, and Anna Stohr is back after nursing a finger injury last season.

The plan is to produce an episode after each of the World Cup competitions with analysis, feedback, and awe from myself, Jackie Hueftle, and anyone else I can wrangle worth speaking to about this season. So, check back after each World Cup event for more coverage here on the 2015 World Cup Roundup!  

Show Notes for episode on 2015 World Cup Roundup|Chongqing:

  • How the Chongqing World Cup played out overall
  • The artistic, but problematic, design of the climbing wall
  • Tsukuru Hori’s (JPN) technical on Men’s 1
  • Nathaniel Coleman’s (USA) unfortunate performance in semi-final, and what it means for his overall standings
  • The repercussions of Adam Ondra (CZE), Alban Levier (FRA), Dimitri Sharifutdinov (RUS), and Nathaniel Coleman (USA) not making it to finals
  • Sean McColl’s (CAN) rise to third place overall after winning this event
  • A flashback to last year’s finals lineup for the female contenders and how it stacks up to this year’s event
  • The up-and-coming athletes making podium
  • The doorway climbing in semi-finals and finals, good idea or awful oversight

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