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Sport Climbing 2018 Discussion Thread

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phelps    573
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Olympian1010    300

So in the past year I’ve watched Reza A. (I’m not even attempting to spell his name) take two major Climbing titles simply through false starts. I think what makes him so good, is that he is always so relaxed. I love watching him climb, so hopefully (and I know he won’t) he qualifies for the Olympics.

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Quasit    187
31 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

So in the past year I’ve watched Reza A. (I’m not even attempting to spell his name) take two major Climbing titles simply through false starts. I think what makes him so good, is that he is always so relaxed. I love watching him climb, so hopefully (and I know he won’t) he qualifies for the Olympics.

"Alipour" is enough. :d

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phelps    573
2 ore fa, Olympian1010 ha scritto:

So in the past year I’ve watched Reza A. (I’m not even attempting to spell his name) take two major Climbing titles simply through false starts. I think what makes him so good, is that he is always so relaxed. I love watching him climb, so hopefully (and I know he won’t) he qualifies for the Olympics.

 

I think he doesn't have many chances...he's a pure sprint specialist, meanwhile the combined event normally is good for those who have both lead and boulder as their strongest events (and it's such a farce that it doesn't have any real specialist among the already established athletes)...

however, I'm really curious to see how the olympic event is going to develop...

for this year's champs I expect Ondra, Schubert, McColl and the Japanese guys (maybe also someone from France) to dominate the men's field, meanwhile I think the women's event is gonna be more open to some surprising winner (even though a battle between JPN and SLO is more likely than any other option)...

 

my 2 cents (more a preview than a prediction)...

 

Women's Lead:

the medallists will be among this girls: Garnbret (SLO), Pilz (AUT), Nonaka (JPN), Noguchi (JPN), Verhoeven (BEL)...anybody else would be a major upset

 

Men's Lead:

Ondra (CZE), Ghisolfi (ITA), Megos (GER), Schubert (AUT), Desgranges (FRA), the entire Slovenian team

 

Women's Boulder:

Nonaka (JPN), Noguchi (JPN), Gejo (SRB), Garnbret (SLO), Coxey (GBR), Gibert (FRA)...with the US girls as very dangerous outsiders

 

Men's Boulder:

it's gonna be a SLO vs JPN vs Ondra (CZE) question, but Hojer (GER) and Rubtsov (RUS) must not be underestimated

 

Women's Speed:

RUS vs POL vs INA (if they are not done after their home Asian Games) with Joubert (FRA) as the only other option

 

Men's Speed:

Boldyrev (UKR), Mawem (FRA), Alipourshenadzandifar (IRI), the Indonesians and the Russians (hoping for some Italian surprise, too...especially by Fossali)

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phelps    573

p.s. I think that also these posts should go into the World Champs thread...:mumble:

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