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Lead World Cup Chamonix - Ramon and Markovic Take Gold

Last weekend saw the first round of the Lead World Cup in Chamonix. Spanish climber Ramon Julien Puigblanque just pipped Ondra to first place in the men's and Mina Markovic from Slovenia took first place in the women’s.

The men’s final was a close run thing, with Ramon matching a small penultimate hold and then leaping for the finishing jug with his left hand, but just not hanging it. Ondra, who climbed quickly up to the final few moves of the route opted to not match and made a wild cross through dyno for the finishing jug, missing it by milimetres!

Adam Ondra starts his leap for the final jug, 105 kb
Adam Ondra starts his leap for the final jug
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Ondra misses the hold - putting him in 2nd place, 110 kb
Ondra misses the hold - putting him in 2nd place
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The women's comp was a spectacluar affair with a technical rightwards traverse close to the top that saw most of the women falling from high on the route. Markovic looked remarkably cool on the tiny holds and cruised to victory.

Ramon climbing to first place after a shaky start, 137 kb
Ramon climbing to first place after a shaky start
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Mina Markovic taking a convincing win in the women's comp, 116 kb
Mina Markovic taking a convincing win in the women's comp
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Janja Garnbret from Slovenia came a close second. This teenage competition crusher has won almost every IFSC youth competition she has been in, and this is her first foray in to the senior comps. Watch this space...

There are no British competitors in the Lead series this year.

The men's podium, 181 kb
The men's podium
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The women's podium, 170 kb
The women's podium
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Full results can be seen on the IFSC Website



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