The competition took place in the city’s Olympic stadium, and the atmosphere was truly electric for the last IFSC Bouldering World Cup of the season! In the women’s field, all-time favourite Shauna Coxsey (GBR) took gold after a flawless performance, while outsider Alexey Rubtsov (RUS) secured first place after a tough male’s final.
There are some final nights when one climber just seems to be too good. It was one of those nights for Shauna Coxsey, who managed to flash all four problems of the women’s finals. She climbed in a seemingly effortless manner, completely stealing the show in front of a mad crowd. It is a coronation for the British climber, who had not made it to the top of the podium yet this season. Fanny Gibert of France took silver, only one attempt ahead of Megan Mascarenas (USA), who completes the podium.
On the men’s side, the night was full of surprises, with all-time favourite Adam Ondra (CZE) not making it into the final, and local favourite Jan Hojer (GER) finishing 5th. The men’s problems proved to be particularly tough, and Alexey Rubtsov was the only athlete to top two boulders, thus securing first place. Czech strongman Martin Stranik took silver, and Jongwon Chon of Korea came third.