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IFSC Lead World Cup Imst: Report

The third round of the IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Imst, Austria this weekend. Following a disappointing competition in Briançon for Mina Markovic in which she sustained an injury prior to finals, she returned to form in Imst and took Gold. The men's event was won by Frenchman Romain Desgranges - his first ever World Cup win despite numerous French titles and having become European Champion in 2013.

The Women's Podium, 148 kb
The Women's Podium
© IFSC/Eddie Fowke - The Circuit Climbing

Held on the steep outdoor competition wall, the finals were over 50 moves in length and involved some tricky contorted moves in the roof sections. Romain climbed relatively early on in the final, making for an intense waiting game as each climber dropped off one by one below his set highpoint. Adam Ondra came 4th in what has been a tough season so far for the Czech climber. Jakob Schubert was incredibly close to beating Romain - just a '+' away from matching his score of 57+. Young Domen Skofic completed the podium in 3rd Place, achieving his fourth podium position in a senior World Cup. 

The series has so far been particularly successful for the French team, with a win from Gautier Supper in Briançon last weekend and now Romain's Gold in Imst.

Romain Desgranges winning his first World Cup, 112 kb
Romain Desgranges winning his first World Cup
© IFSC/Eddie Fowke - The Circuit Climbing

The women's final was also a close-run contest with 16 year-old Janja Ganbret of Slovenia once again giving her teammate Mina Markovic a run for her money. Mina climbed to hold 55 after running out of time and Janja slapped for this same hold but to no avail, narrowly losing out on her first World Cup win in her debut year as a senior. Austria's Jessica Pilz finished 3rd in front of her home crowd. Last year's World Cup winner Jain Kim of Korea missed out on finals in 12th Place.

The next round will be held in Stavanger, Norway at the end of the month.

Mina Markovic on her way to a win in Imst, 137 kb
Mina Markovic on her way to a win in Imst
© IFSC/Eddie Fowke - The Circuit Climbing

The Men's Podium, 133 kb
The Men's Podium
© IFSC/Eddie Fowke - The Circuit Climbing

IFSC Climbing Worldcup (L) - Imst (AUT) 2015

MENs lead

Rank Name Nation Qual' Semi's Final
1 Romain Desgranges FRA Top 1. 51 57+
2 Jakob Schubert AUT 39+ 6. 52+ 57
3 Domen Skofic SLO Top 1. 51 51+
4 Adam Ondra CZE Top 1. 51+ 48.5+
5 Gautier Supper FRA Top 1. 51+ 48+
6 Sebastian Halenke GER Top 1. 50+ 48+
7 Urban Primozic SLO 26+ 19. 50 45+
8 Thomas JOANNES FRA 33+ 8. 48 34.5+
9 Stephane Hanssens BEL 33+ 8. 47+  
10 Stefano Ghisolfi ITA 26+ 19. 47+  
11 Minoru NAKANO JPN 26+ 19. 46+  
12 Magnus Midtboe NOR 33+ 8. 45+  
13 Ramón Julian Puigblanque ESP 25+ 35. 45+  
14 Jihwan Park KOR 33+ 8. 42  
15 Max Rudigier AUT 26+ 19. 42  
16 Loïc Timmermans BEL 39+ 6. 41  
17 Marcello Bombardi ITA 26+ 19. 39+  
18 Mikhail Chernikov RUS 26 29. 38  
19 Kai Lightner USA 31+ 18. 38  
20 Tomoaki TAKATA JPN 33+ 8. 35+  
60 Luke Dawson GBR 18 55.    
Full results

WOMENs lead

Rank Name Nation Qual' Semi's Final
1 Mina Markovic SLO Top 1. 55+ 55
2 Janja Garnbret SLO Top 1. Top 54+
3 Jessica Pilz AUT Top 1. 55+ 52+
4 Hélène Janicot FRA Top 1. 48+ 51+
5 Yuka Kobayashi JPN 46 12. 45+ 38
6 Tjasa KALAN SLO 47 7. 47+ 35
7 Christine Schranz AUT 44 15. 48+ 16+
8 Anak VERHOEVEN BEL Top 1. 55+ 15
9 Ottilia Kajsa Rosen SWE 44 15. 45+  
10 Julia Chanourdie FRA 46 12. 45+  
11 Delaney Miller USA 41 24. 45  
12 Jain Kim KOR 46 12. 44+  
13 Risa OTA JPN Top 1. 44+  
14 Katharina Posch AUT 47 7. 44+  
15 Salomé Romain FRA 47 7. 44+  
16 Mathilde Becerra FRA 46+ 10. 44+  
17 Claudia Ghisolfi ITA 35+ 29. 44+  
18 Ievgeniia Kazbekova UKR 42+ 21. 44+  
19 Hannah Schubert AUT 43 19. 39+  
20 Dinara Fakhritdinova RUS 38 26. 34  
Full results

Watch a replay of the finals below:



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