Climbing World Cup: Shauna, Jongwon win titles

Shauna had 11 attempts achieve four tops (4t11), and eight attempts to achieve four bonus points (4b8). While, Jongwon, the men’s winner, required 10 attempts to achieve four tops (4t10), and 10 attempts to achieve four bonus points (4b10).

Great Britain's Shauna Cpxsey had 11 attempts achieve four tops, and eight attempts to achieve four bonus points.   -  NANDAKUMAR MARAR

Great Britain's Shauna Coxsey and South Korea's Jongwon Chon won the women’s and men’s finals, respectively, at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup.

Shauna had 11 attempts achieve four tops (4t11), and eight attempts to achieve four bonus points (4b8). While, Jongwon, the men’s winner, had 10 attempts to achieve four tops (4t10), but took 10 attempts to achieve four bonus points (4b10).

Japan's Miho Nonaka finished second (3t7 4b11) in women’s, while compatriot Akiyo Noguchi (2t3 3b7) was third.

Jongwon was joined on the men’s podium by Japan's Rei Sugimoto (3t6, 3b4) in  second place, Russian Aleksei Rubtsov was third (3t9, 3b8). Shauna justified her favourite tag by topping the semifinals and heats. Jongwon made it to the top in the semifinals. Both winners had started last in the final field of six climbers on Sunday night.

Japanese climbers dominated the podium (two in women and one in men category) among the nations taking part in this  competition supported by Tata Trust and Bajaj Electricals.  The finals featured top six qualifiers in both categories and was held at CIDCO Exhibition Centre.  The World Cup 2017 was conducted by Girivihar Mountaineering Club and organized by Indian Mountaineering Foundation.  The event, was hosted by India for the second time.

Results (finals)

Women's: 1.Shauna Coxsey (Great Britain) 4t11, 4b8, 2. Miho Nonaka (Japan) 3t7 4b11, 3. Akiyo Noguchi (Japan) 2t3 3b7, 4. Petera Klingler (Switzerland) 1t2 3b4, 5.Katja Kadic (Slovenia) 0t 3b6, 5. Aya Onoe (Japan) 0t 1b5

Men's: 1. Jongwon Chon (Korea) 4t10 4b10, 2. Rei Sugimoto (Japan) 3t6 3b4, 3. Aleksei Rubtsov (Russia) 3t9 3b8, 4. Kokoro Fujii (Japan) 1t1 3b9, 5. Jakob Schubert (Austria) 1t1 3b11, 6. Tomoa Narasaki (Japan) 1t1 2b2