despite the fact that every day we climb higher, stronger and faster, we did not make it.
Wrestling, Baseball/Softball and Squash have been selected for the final round in September.
The result does not need comment, as it comments itself.
We'll dedicate some time in the upcoming EB meeting to analyse the vote and to make some reflections, in order to (re)design the future of our sport.
BBC sports writes:
Olympic Games: Three sports still in running for 2020 place
Squash, baseball/softball and wrestling are the final three sports in contention to be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide on one remaining place in the programme in September.
A space was freed when wrestling was originally dropped in February - though it was then allowed to reapply.
The IOC has dropped wushu, wakeboarding, roller sports, karate and sport climbing from its consideration.
Wrestling has been given another chance after the IOC executive board voted for it following 30-minute presentations by each international federation.
Baseball/softball was dropped after 2008 in Beijing, while squash has never featured at the Olympics.
Whichever sport succeeds in the September vote will be added to the 25 core sports, plus golf and rugby sevens.
To remain relevant to sports fans of all generations, the Olympic programme commission systematically reviews every sport following each Games.
The commission uses 39 criteria in determining a sport's suitability, including youth appeal, universality, popularity, good governance, respect for athletes and respect for the Olympic values.
Golf and rugby sevens are the latest sports to be added to the Olympics and will debut at Rio.
More to follow...
First World Cup win ever for Jan Hojer
In the men’s competition Austria’s Kilian Fischhuber, the previous year’s winner, was the only athlete flashing three out of four final problems, but didn't score in number three (no top, no bonus) what put him in place three in the end. Gold went to Germany's Jan Hojer, reigning world champion Dmitrii Sharafutdinov gained place two and therewith his fourth podium of the season. Its worth noticing that all the climbers in the German bouldering team bouldered really well during those days, it seems that we like the air in Innsbruck!
After this great competition weekend in Austria the IFSC Bouldering World Cup is moving overseas: Toronto will be the venue of the next World Cup stop on June 1-2! All results and further informations on www.ifsc-climbing.org. Stay tuned for our report soon and find a short clip about the finals below...