Toronto 2014 - Finals

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With 2013 Toronto winners, Austria’s Anna St?hr and Kilian Fischhuber, missing the finals by a few spots, this year’s finals promised to be suspenseful, and it did not disappoint. On the men’s side, Guillaume Glairon Mondet of France topped the podium with three tops, and Germany’s Jan Hojer was right behind him with only one more attempt for his three tops. Rounding out the podium was Canada’s Sean McColl with two tops, securing bronze in front of his home crowd. New to the finals this week was Korea’s Jongwon Chon, who finished in 5th in a great showing.

In the women’s field, things were looking pretty even coming into the fourth boulder, with five women having completed all three boulders. The fourth boulder proved to be a real separator, with only the top three women managing to top. Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi took gold with a near perfect record of 4 tops in both the finals and semis. Great Britian’s Shauna Coxsey took silver, and USA’s Alex Puccio made it onto the podium for the first time this season. The youngest climbers in the finals, Japan’s Miho Nonaka and Julija Kruder of Slovenia, at just 16 and 17 years old, stood out as rising stars to watch in the future!

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