Every winter, hordes of fans flock to Kitzbuehel to watch the legendary Hahnenkamm Downhill ski race. In April 2013 the focus is shifting to climbing, when the international Bouldering elite is competing at the first IFSC Bouldering World Cup in the Tyrolean Alpine city.
After a three-weeks break since the last competition in Millau at the beginning of April the IFSC Bouldering World Cup is moving on to its next stage: The Sports Park in Kitzbuehel is the venue of this season‘s third Bouldering competition and at the same time the first out of three 2013 IFSC Climbing World Cup events in Austria. Climbing in front of their home crowd will no doubt turn up the heat for Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stöhr, Austrian world cup winners of the current season!
The who’s who of Bouldering
Strong competition for Anna Stöhr in Kitzbuehel can - as usually – be expected from recovered youngster Shauna Coxsey followed by Japan’s Bouldering star Akyio Noguchi and US-girl Alex Puccio, third and fourth this season. In the men’s competition reigning world champion Dmitrii Sharafutdinov (RUS) is leading the field right in front a strong Guillaume Glairon Mondet (FRA) and Austrian local hero Jakob Schubert. Bouldering Overall winner 2012 Rustam Gelmanov, Jorg Verhoeven and Kilian Fischhuber are also lying in wait on places four to six.
Watch LIVE on the IFSC website
All climbing fans that can’t be on site at (every) World Cup competitions will be able to watch the IFSC contents live streaming on www.ifsc-climbing.org. We will be streaming the IFSC World Cup Kitzbühel 2013 in the following: 240p/360p/480p/720p/ and the 1080p*new platform! As well as the backup stream for viewers who cannot watch YouTube.
And FOLLOW the event on Twitter thanks to hashtag #IFSCwc.
Provisional program (local time: GMT+2)
- Friday 26th, April
08.00am – 09.00am Isolation zone open
10.00am Qualification Men
02.00pm – 03.00pm Isolation zone open
04.00pm Qualification Women
- Saturday 27th, April
12.30pm – 03.00pm Semi-finals Men and Women
07.30pm Presentation of the competitors and observation
08.00pm Finals Men and Women
09.45pm Awarding Ceremony
While waiting enjoy this Highlight from IFSC World Cup MILLAU 2013: