Munich, Germany wrapped up the 2017 IFSC Bouldering World Cup season on August 18 and 19.
Jan Hojer, in front of his home crowd at Olympiapark—a stadium from the 1972 Olympic Games—capped the year with an all-out victory. He was
the only male competitor to complete all four finals problems.
Behind Hojer, Tomoa Narasaki and Taisei Ishimatsu, both of Japan, took second and third with three tops in six attempts and three tops in seven attempts,
respectively. Jongwon Chon of South Korea took fourth, Yoshiyuki Ogata of Japan took fifth, and Kokoro Fujii of Japan took sixth. Alex Megos, in his
second-ever climbing competition, missed out on finals by one place and finished in seventh overall.
On the women’s side, Janja Garnbret of Slovenia, a face that appears on nearly every world-cup podium in both lead and bouldering events, once again took
home a gold medal. Garnbret was the only female competitor to top three of the four finals problems. Shauna Coxsey, of Great Britain, followed up in
second place with two tops, and Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi finished in third with one top in one attempt. Rounding out the finals field, Stasa Gejo of Serbia
took fourth place, Alex Puccio of the U.S. took fifth place, and Petra Klingler of Switzerland took sixth place.
Representing Team U.S.A. for women, along with Puccio, Sierra Blair-Coyle placed 17th, Kyra Condie placed 25th, Brooke Raboutou placed 31st, Meagan Martin
placed 39th, Maya Madere placed 43rd and Lisa Chulich placed 51st. For men, Sean Bailey placed 27th, birthday-boy Kai Lightner placed 38th, Simon Hibbeler
placed 77th, Peter Dixon placed 89th, Andy Lamb placed 97th, Josh Levin placed 115th, and Joel Zerr placed 121st.
The 2017 IFSC Bouldering World Cup Season has concluded, but the lead and speed seasons are still underway. The next competitions will take place in Arco,
Italy on August 25 and 26.