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IFSC Lead World Cup Villars: Report

Only two days after Chamonix, the second round of the IFSC World Cup took place in the Swiss alpine village of Villars (15th-16th July). Sean McColl of Canada took first place with an impressive ascent, while Janja Garnbret continued her strong performance, achieving a second gold medal in this World Cup series.

Sean McColl approaching the final headwall, 164 kb
Sean McColl approaching the final headwall
© Eddie Fowke/IFSC

The women's finals were even closer than in Chamonix, with four athletes achieving the same score. Jain Kim of Korea and Anak Verhoeven of Belgium had almost identical performances in the final and semi-final, however a countback to semis gave Anak  a narrow victory and the silver once again. Jessica Pilz and Magdalena Röck, both of Austria, narrowly missed out on the podium.

Jain Kim making the clip in the finals, 171 kb
Jain Kim making the clip in the finals
© Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Domen Skofic of Slovenia, the winner of the previous round, missed the men's finals. Thomas Joannes of France and Keiichiro Korenaga of Japan received a first World Cup medal each, getting slightly higher on the slopers than Sean Bailey who came fourth in this, his first finals. The two scored the same in the finals, but Keiichiro Korenaga took silver in a countback to the semi-finals. It was Sean McColl who got furthest on the route, taking gold in an impressive performance.

Janja Garnbret looking calm and collected , 147 kb
Janja Garnbret looking calm and collected
© Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Next up, the climbers head to Briançon, France for the third World Cup of 2016.

Men's Lead

Rank Name Nation Qual' Semi's Final
1 Sean McColl CAN 23 29. 34+ 28+
2 Keiichiro KORENAGA JPN 40 3. 39 25+
3 Thomas JOANNES FRA 19+ 45. 29+ 25+
4 Sean Bailey USA 31 5. 28+ 24+
5 Urban Primozic SLO 23+ 16. 28 22
6 Jakob Schubert AUT 28+ 6. 29+ 19
7 Masahiro HIGUCHI JPN 23+ 16. 29 19
8 Kokoro FUJII JPN 27+ 8. 28 17
9 Stefano Ghisolfi ITA 35+ 4. 27+  
10 Naoki SHIMATANI JPN 23+ 16. 27+  
11 Charli BLEIN FRA 27+ 8. 27+  
12 Nathan MICHEL FRA 24 13. 27+  
13 Domen Skofic SLO 40+ 1. 25+  
13 Gautier Supper FRA 40+ 1. 25+  
15 Hanwool Kim KOR 23 29. 25+  
16 Jihwan Park KOR 27+ 8. 25+  
17 Maël Bonzom FRA 24 13. 25+  
18 Sascha Lehmann SUI 23+ 16. 25+  
19 Stefano Carnati ITA 27+ 8. 25+  
20 Loïc Timmermans BEL 23+ 16. 25+  
Full results here.

Women's Lead

Rank Name Nation Qual' Semi's Final
1 Janja Garnbret SLO Top 1. 43+ 48+
2 Anak VERHOEVEN BEL Top 1. 42+ 41+
3 Jain Kim KOR 41+ 3. 42+ 41+
4 Jessica Pilz AUT 29+ 9. 42+ 41+
5 Magdalena Röck AUT 36+ 6. 40+ 41+
6 Christine Schranz AUT 29+ 9. 38 26+
7 Yuka Kobayashi JPN 24 37. 37+ 26+
8 Salomé Romain FRA 29+ 9. 42+ 15
9 Hélène Janicot FRA 29+ 9. 36+  
10 Hannah Schubert AUT 25 18. 35+  
11 Risa OTA JPN 30 8. 35  
12 Julia Chanourdie FRA 38 5. 33+  
13 Mathilde Becerra FRA 29+ 9. 27  
14 Anne-Sophie Koller SUI 24+ 22. 27  
15 Mina Markovic SLO 41+ 3. 26+  
16 Nikki van Bergen NED 26+ 17. 26  
17 Rebeka Kamin SLO 24+ 22. 26  
18 Mei KOTAKE JPN 29+ 9. 25+  
19 Asja Gollo ITA 24+ 22. 25  
20 Dinara Fakhritdinova RUS 29+ 9. 23+  
Full results here.


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