Sep 17, 2016
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Day 3 Recap: The spotlight was on and the crowd was loud for the third day of the 2016 IFSC World Championships.
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All finalists offered a spectacular show and very emotional awards ceremony to a packed audience!
Speed: 101 Starters, 32 Finalists
Reigning world champion Danyil Boldyrev of Ukraine energized the crowd by scaling fifteen meters in six seconds, but the Speed World Record holder’s time atop the results was short-lived. Reza Alipourshenazandifar of Iran, Bronze medallist at the 2014 IFSC World Championships, posted a time of 5.96 in his second heat. Not far behind them was Libor Hroza of the Czech Republic, runner-up at the IFSC World Championships in Paris four years ago. Anna Tsyganova placed 31st at that competition, but the Russian is on pace for a better placement this year. Her time of 7.88 in Qualifications bested 45 of the fastest Speed Athletes in the world. Also racing was Anouck Jaubert of France, winner of the three most recent IFSC Speed World Cups, and Speed World Record holder Iuliia Kaplina of Russia.
Men Bouldering: French Steal the Show
Two Tops earned a ticket to Finals, and three Frenchmen will be making the journey: Jeremy Bonder, Manuel Cornu and Mickael Mawem, who received plenty of support from the Paris crowd. The other story of the night was Tomoa Narasaki’s bid for Finals. The 2016 Bouldering World Cup champion kept the crowd on the edge of their seats, keeping his balance on the fourth and final Semi-Finals problem long enough to sneak past Alexey Rubtsov of Russia by bonus hold attempts.
Women Lead: Slovenia the Team to Beat
The six Women who topped all four Lead Qualifications routes on Wednesday advanced to Finals. Seventeen-year-old Janja Garnbretset the high point, slipping off the penultimate Semi-Finals hold. Her Slovenian teammate, Mina Markovic, fell one hold lower on the top panel. Jain Kim of Korea also increased the volume in the AccorHotels Arena and finished third.
Paraclimbing Finals – Men B1 @ 19:00 (GMT+2)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnbNZQze34w]
Speed Finals – Men @ 20:15 (GMT+2)
Lead Finals – Women @ 21:00 (GMT+2)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NrvSmZF2jY]
Feature Image Courtesy of International Federation of Sport Climbing.