Hi again everyone!
It seems like it has been some time since I have blogged about the Haiyang World Cup. Sitting here in my hotel room I cannot believe that the 2015 Bouldering World Cup season has reached its close!
This was my first trip to Germany and I have really enjoyed the country and the climbing. It was great to train at Boulderwelt Ost leading up to the competition. I love going to new gyms and getting on different styles of setting. A big thank you to them for giving me a lovely place to train :)
Now onto the competition!
Qualifiers took place on Friday and there were a record number of competitors. Between men and women there were around 215 competitors, which is the largest amount of competitors they have ever had a bouldering event. Both men and women had split qualifiers. I was lucky to be 9th out in my group. With 89 or so women competing, it is always nice to be in isolation for a short amount of time.
My final score for qualifiers was 2T4, 4B6, which put me in 15th place for my group and 29th overall (I believe). A 3rd top would have secured my place in semi-finals, which I felt so close to reaching! Like every competition, it was a great learning experience and I did my best. I am beginning to feel much more comfortable and confident, which is always a great feeling.
Before I end this short blog I want to congratulate Shauna Coxsey and Alexey Rubstov for winning the Munich World Cup. Bravo!
I will be posting a longer blog in the next few weeks reflecting upon the season...so stay tuned!
On to the next adventure...