Great Britain’s Red Bull Athlete Shauna Coxsey and Korea’s Jongwon Chon emerged champion in women’s and men’s sections respectively at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup of Climbing on Sunday. CIDCO Exhibtion Centre in Navi Mumbai played host to the second edition of the India leg of the IFSC Climbing World Cup 2017 and climbers from around the world on June 24-25. India was the sixth stop of the season for the bouldering championship. Athletes from 86 countries are registered with IFSC, the Italian based body, that claims a huge interest in the sport of climbing over last couple of years.
At the CIDCO Exhibition Centre in Vashi, the crowds were enthralled by the prowess of the two champions. Red Bull Athlete Shauna Coxsey just showed why she is the best female climber in the world in the way she emerged champion, while Chon revealed why he is the best amongst men as both topped all the routes on the way to emerging champions.
Red Bull Athlete Coxsey had 11 attempts to achieve four tops (4t11), while she had eight attempts to achieve four bonus points (4b8).Chon, on the other hand, had 10 attempts to achieve four tops (4t10), but took 10 attempts to achieve four bonus points (4b10).
Britain’s Red Bull Athlete Shauna Coxsey won a second successive Bouldering World Cup overall title after victory at the Navi Mumbai event in India on Sunday. The 24-year-old from Runcorn became Britain’s first champion in the event’s 17-year history when she won in 2016. Coxsey needed to finish ninth or higher to guarantee back-to-back titles, but took gold in the penultimate event of the season in Mumbai.
In the women’s section, Red Bull Athlete Miho Nonaka from Japan finished second, with compatriot Akiyo Noguchi third. Miho was only off the podium twice in the World Cup in 2016, with a debut World Cup Bouldering win in India and another victory in Germany. She came second in the World Championships in Paris too..
Sport climbing – which includes bouldering – is one of five new sports confirmed for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics