World Cup 2012 Final Round and Overall Results

by Andrew Bisharat - Rock and Ice Magazine Nov/2012
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The last lead World Cup of the year came to an exciting finish this weekend in Kranj, Slovenia, as male competitors Ramon Julian (ESP) and Sachi Amma (JPN), and female competitors Jain Kim (KOR) and Mina Markovic (SLO) all endured tight battles to get enough points to win the overall World Cup and earn the title of being 2012's best climber.

+2012 WC Overall Lead winners - Ramon Julian, Sachi Amma, Jakob Schubert, 236 kb2012 WC Overall Lead winners - Ramon Julian, Sachi Amma, Jakob Schubert
© Austria Climbing Federation OeWK, Heiko Wilhelm

Both Ramon Julian and Jain Kim climbed last. Had they reached Sachi Amma's or Mina Markovic's highpoints, they would've won overall. Instead, both Julian and Kim came up just short.

Markovic won Kranj for the women. Her teammate Maja Vidmar came in third, proving yet again what a powerhouse Team Slovenia is in World Cup competition.

Jakob Schubert, last year's World Cup champ, won for the men. Still, his victory wasn't enough to best the number of points racked up in Sachi Amma's tremendous breakthrough year. A well-deserved victory for the reportedly hardworking Japanese competitor.

This report is courtesy of the Rock and Ice Website.

+2012 WC Overall Lead winners - Jain Kim, Mina Markovic, Johanna Ernst, 180 kb2012 WC Overall Lead winners - Jain Kim, Mina Markovic, Johanna Ernst
© Austria Climbing Federation OeWK, Heiko Wilhelm

Overall World Cup Scores:

MEN (View Complete Results)

1. Sachi Amma (600)

2. Ramon Julian Puigblanque (568)

3. Jakob Schubert (538)

4. Sean McColl (475)

5. Romain Desgranges (402)

WOMEN (View Complete Results)

1. Mina Markovic (675)

2. Jain Kim (617)

3. Johanna Ernst (522)

4. Momoka Oda (430)

5. Helene Janicot (422)

Kranj Results (View Complete Results)

MEN

1. Jakob Schubert

2. Sachi Amma

3. Magnus Midtbo

WOMEN

1. Mina Markovic

2. Momoka Oda

3. Maja Vidmar

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