IFSC Climbing World Cup

The IFSC Climbing World Cup is a series of climbing competitions held annually and organized by the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC). The athletes compete in three disciplines namely lead, speed and bouldering. The number of competitions and venues vary from year to year.

The 2016 edition of the IFSC Climbing World Cup, Navi Mumbai was the first time that India played host to a Climbing World Cup. Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), the apex body for regulation of Mountaineering in India was given the mandate to host the World Cup and Girivihar was appointed as the organizing body.

The World Cup was an enormous success and was considered as the best world cup of the 2016 edition. It saw participation from 80 athletes representing 21 countries and was witnessed by 4000 spectators.

In the womenís category Miho Nonaka of Japan was the winner with Monika Retschy of Germany coming second and Akiyo Noguchi of Japan settling for third. In the menís category Kokoro Fujii of Japan was the winner with Tomoa Narasaki of Japan and Alexey Rubtsov of Russia settling for second and third place respectively.