World Cup Vienna: 8th place
My second world cup attendance was the one in Vienna. During Friday's preliminary rounds, I managed to climb three boulders on the first and another one at the fifth attempt. It was good for a 15-19th place, so just enough for the semifinals. Ondra Nevělík ended up the 45th (he was three attempts behind), Petra Růžičková the 36-37th, Karolína Nevělíková and Silva Rajfová 39-42nd. As soon as the girls had finished, we were heading home. We arrived in Brno in midnight time. I was energized by all those RedBulls so I couldn't fall asleep before 3 o'clock. Another wake-up call at 6 and a journey back to Vienna. I warmed up at a campus and felt stronger than the day before. I was the seventh one to take turn. The first boulder was built right for me, a great power thing. On the third attempt, my foot couldn't hold it and there I was lying on the floor. Number two was a direct fight for the zone, it went just well. On number three, I sent a zone at the first attempt but that was about it. I also tried it from the right side but it was in vain. Number four was another fight for the zone. Slowly discovering the program, I won the zone at the 7th attempt. Overall, 4 zones at 14 attempts. The rest did it in a similar way, only three strong guys sent it at the first one. It looked very promising but Jeremy Bonder managed to climb number four in an absolutely amazing way (while the others were totally lame there) so my chances disappeared. Overall: I am satisfied, 8th place is awesome. But the finals were so close! :-) And now - Innsbruck?