Anna Stöhr and Alban Levier Take Gold in Toronto


This Sunday, May 31st, in Toronto was the first IFSC World Cup for bouldering.

Anna Stöhr, 21-time World Cup gold medalist from Austria, added another gold to her collection on Sunday at the Second IFSC World Cup bouldering competition in Toronto. Stöhr took first place by topping out three of the four final problems and reaching the bonus hold on the fourth on her first attempt. She was the only female in the field of six to finish the final slab problem.

“I’m really thrilled,” said Stöhr in a post-competition IFSC interview, “especially because I topped out a slab, which I never thought I would.”

In the men’s field, Alban Levier secured another gold medal for France after last year’s winner Guillaume Glairon Mondet failed to make finals. Canadian favorite Sean McColl, who placed third last year, and last year’s silver medalist, German powerhouse Jan Hoier, were also removed in Semi-Finals.

Finals Results:

1. Alban Levier (FRA)
2. Nathaniel Coleman (USA)
3. Adam Ondra (CZE)
4. Kokoro Fujii (JPN)
5. Manuel Cornu (FRA)
6. Jongwon Chon (KOR)
7. Jeremy Bonder (FRA)

1. Anna Stöhr (AUT)
2. Akiyo Noguchi (JPN)
3. Juliane Wurm (GER)
4. Alex Puccio (USA)
5. Katherine Saurwein (AUT)
6. Melissa Le Neve (FRA)

Full results here.


IMAGE: Anna Stöhr working a problem at last year’s World Cup competition in Toronto. Photo courtesy of IFSC.

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