BOULDER IS BACK! THE IFSC WORLD CUP IN MEIRINGEN KICKS OFF TOMORROW
It has been 679 days since the last Boulder World Cup competition day, in Vail, Colorado, USA. After being forced to cancel the whole 2020 season, the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is thrilled to present the 2021 IFSC Boulder World Cup in Meiringen, Switzerland.
A total of 189 athletes – 112 men and 77 women – will compete at the Haslital Mountain Center: athletes of the men’s event will include past Meiringen gold medallists such as Adam Ondra of the Czech Republic, Jernej Kruder of Slovenia, Kokoro Fujii of Japan, and Aleksei Rubtsov of Russia.
In the women’s event, Slovenian star Janja Garnbret will try to keep her streak of seven consecutive Boulder World Cup victories open, battling against some high-caliber climbers such as Akiyo Noguchi and Miho Nonaka of Japan, Petra Klingler of Switzerland, and Kyra Condie of the United States.
The competition schedule is as follows:
Friday 16 April
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Men's qualification
4:30 - 10:00 PM: Women's qualification
Saturday 17 April
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM: Men’s and women’s semi-finals
7:15 PM: Men's final followed by women's final
Semi-finals and finals will be live streamed on the IFSC YouTube channel; news and updates will be available on the official website of the Federation, and on its social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Athletes compete in the qualification round at the IFSC Boulder World Cup Meiringen 2021
Photo: Jan Virt/IFSC