Slovenians Claim Top Spots at IFSC Lead Climbing World Cup in Briançon
Some of the strongest climbers in the world threw down Saturday night in the final round of the third IFSC Lead Climbing World Cup competition of the year in Briançon, France. Both the men and women battled the rain and humidity through powerful, dynamic sequences. The night was full of dramatic moments, namely Magdalena Röck of Austria sticking a one-handed dyno on the women’s side and four of the men having to cope with their route’s tufa feature, where some managed to take a brief no-hands rest. In the end, only one athlete, Janja Garnbret of Slovenia, topped that night, and took home women’s gold for the third time in a row this season. On the men’s side, Janja’s countryman, Domen Skofic, managed to eek out a win by one move, his second gold of the season.
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By the end of the night, the podiums stood as follows:
- Janja Garnbret (SLO)
- Jessica Pilz (AUT)
- Magdalena Röck (AUT)
- Domen Skofic (SLO)
- Romain Desgranges (FRA)
- Sean McColl (CAN)
Needless to say, the season has been an exciting one and we’re looking forward to seeing what the next World Cup Lead competition in Imst, Austria has in store.