Milne takes his first IFSC World Cup medal at Brixen
- Saturday 18th June 2022
Maximillian Milne – a.k.a Max The Future – took his first ever IFSC World Cup bouldering medal at the recent Brixen competition in Italy.
The fifth event in the 2022 IFSC World Cup bouldering programme last weekend ended in the first medal in for a British male in 15 years when Andy Earl podiumed in La Reunion in 2007.
Max, having competed in all the bouldering event this year has being building momentum throughout. Having made semi-finals in all four previous bouldering competitions, Max finished just outside the finals at both Meiringen in April and having Seoul in May placing 8th in both competitions.
Max climbed brilliantly in Brixen finishing in joint seventh after the qualification round and then fourth after the semi-final. Max was clearly pumped-up for the final and impressively was the only finalist to flash a problem when he smashed the first bloc in just one attempt. He finished the finals with two tops and three zones narrowly behind Yannick Flohe (GER) who just edged Max out of the top spot by finishing with two tops and four zones. Trailing behind Max was Tomoa Narasaki (JPN) who finished in third place with one tops and four zones.
With the sixth and final bouldering event of the 2022 season coming in Innsbruck in the next few days Max is currently sitting in fifth place with 2215 points behind Yoshiyuki Ogate (JPN) in first place (3845pts), Tomoa Narasaki (JPN) in second place (2950pts), Kokoro Fujii (JPN) in third place (2825pts) and Mejdi Schalck on fourth place (2282pts). The next highest British climber is Hamish McArthur in 21st place (698pts).
Watch Max climbing in the finals in the IFSC highlights video below...