Sunday, 27 June 2010

4th + 5th BWC Moscow and Eindhoven

In the last 2 month I was travelling so much as never before and I experienced many different cultures. I already competed 2008 in the BWC in Moscow and this year everthing was 100 times better, from the hotel over food until the competition venue. However my competition-down-period continued. I have to say in this competition I just did not feel right, tired and not switched and the problems felt hard for me. I finished 25th. In Eindhoven the result crushed even lower, except that I actually felt strong and not tired. I misread one crucial problem and made a silly mistake on the other one. I finished 30th. One thing is for sure I totally underestimated how tiring travelling can be. Especially when you work, climb and revise for uni exams in between. Now uni is over and I am looking forward to spend a weekend at home again and I miss climbing on rock. This week I am trying to relax a bit and prepare myself for the 2nd to last BWC in Sheffield, almost my home competition

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Austrian Championship

Straight after Vail there was the Austrian Bouldering Championship in Reith i. A. The weather was amazing, sunshine and really warm temperatures. The competition was perfectly organized. The blocs were on a stage, with good problems and there was a massive tent over the wall that you can climb in any weather. All the climbers which entered Vail where entitled to just come and climb in the final. My performance on that day was not so good, I suffered from bad hay fiver and felt very jetlagged.
The results:
1.Anna Stöhr
2.Katha Sauerwein
3.Kathi Posch
4.Babsy Bacher
5.Babsy Zangerle

Sunday, 6 June 2010

3rd Boulder World Cup Vail

Straight from Vienna the Austrian Bouldering Team (Anna, Katha, Killi, Johanna, Lukas and me) + Stew, Heiko (Coach) and Klaus (Physio) went to America for the 3rd Boulder World Cup in Vail (Colorado). Before we drove to the 2500m high valley of Vail we had a few relaxing days in Boulder, where we went shopping, swimming, training, had some physio treatments and tried to coupe with the jet lack. In Vail the air was thin and the problems long and powerful, not the best combination for me. However I was happy that I qualified for the Semifinal and finished in an alright 16th place.
On the other hand our team suffered from bad luck with Kili hurting his toe a day before the Qualification round and had a battle with his health, Johanna hurted her ankle on the last Qualification problem after an astonishing performance, Katha had a psychological fight after an old injury and Stew could not coupe very well with the height and got a cold a day before the Semifinal round. The results men: Kili 3rd, Stew 10th, Lu 36. Results female: Anna 2nd, Johanna 20th, Katha 24th