British bouldering team news

by Graeme Alderson A large contingent from the British Climbing Team attended the Rovereto Bouldering World Cup (Italy) on 13/14 Sept. Malcom Smith went into the event with a narrow lead in the rankings (4 points from reigning champion Jerome Meyer of France) and after an exciting final Malcolm was on the podium with a great third place, finishing behind Chris Sharma of the USA and winner Cristian Core of Italy. With one round left, Malcolm is trailing Cristian by 11 points, but looks safe for at least second place overall having a 63 point lead from thrid placed Jerome Meyer. Other Team members performed well with Gareth Parry (15th) and Alison Martindale (19th) being best placed. The Team then headed off for a five day training session at the French National Training centre in Aix en Provence. ( Source: BMC )