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Top Athletes Top Podiums in Guangzhou

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After the close of the IFSC World Cup season in Kranj, Slovenia, top sport climbing athletes competed on November 17th-19th at the China Open in Guangzhou.

The China Open was a unique event designed by the Chinese Mountaineering Association and the IFSC based on the standard IFSC World Cup format, with some variations. The Lead and Speed finals were broadcasted live on CCTV5, part of the national broadcasting network and the major sports broadcaster in China. It was the first time an IFSC event was broadcasted live on CCTV5.

2017 Guangzhou China Open China Pan YuFei© Chinese Mountaineering Association

Reza Alipourshenazandifar (IRI) and Iuliia Kaplina (RUS) returned to the top of the Speed podiums in China on Saturday after breaking Speed world records there earlier this year. In Bouldering, 2016 season champion Jongwon Chon (KOR) won on bonus holds and 2016 season runner-up Miho Nonaka (JPN) was the only finalist to top all 4 problems. Kranj winners Jakob Schubert (AUT) and Janja Garnbret (SLO) closed out the competition on Sunday by adding two more victories to their 2017 scorecards, topping the routes in both Lead finals and semi-finals.

Please visit the event page for more information and results from qualifications, and the results from finals/semi-finals can be found here: Men Bouldering Men Lead Men Speed Women Bouldering Women Lead Women Speed

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2017 Guangzhou China Open Speed Podium Women

2017 Guangzhou China Open Speed Podium Men

2017 Guangzhou China Open Podium Korea

2017 Guangzhou China Open Lead Podium Men

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