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IFSC Lead World Cup Briançon 2018: Report

© Eddie Fowke/IFSC

The third IFSC Lead World Cup round of 2018 took place in Briançon, France last weekend. Team GB's Jim Pope qualified for semi-finals and placed 25th. Will Bosi narrowly missed out on semis in 27th place.

Alex Megos focused on the last few moves of the final route.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Alex Megos focused on the last few moves of the final route.
© Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Results below highlights and finals videos (don't scroll if you don't want to know!!)

IFSC Climbing Worldcup (L) - Briançon (FRA) 2018

MENs lead

Rank Name Nation Semi's Final
1 Alexander Megos GER 39+ 45+
2 Romain Desgranges FRA 37+ 43
3 Domen Skofic SLO 41+ 42+
4 Jakob Schubert AUT 38+ 42+
5 Stefano Ghisolfi ITA 37+ 41+
6 Thomas Joannes FRA 39 34+
7 Sascha Lehmann SUI 36+ 32
8 Hiroto Shimizu JPN 37 28+
9 Taisei Homma JPN 36+
10 Sean Bailey USA 36+
11 Ramón Julian Puigblanque ESP 35+
12 Yuki Hada JPN 35+
13 Sean McColl CAN 33+
14 Hannes Puman SWE 32+
15 Max Rudigier AUT 32
16 Minoru Nakano JPN 32
17 Hyunbin Min KOR 30+
18 Nao Monchois FRA 30+
19 Taito Nakagami JPN 30
20 Francesco Vettorata ITA 29
25 James Pope GBR Qual' 35+ 19.
27 William Bosi GBR Qual' 36 16.
61 David Barrans GBR Qual' 27 65.
Full results

WOMENs lead

Rank Name Nation Semi's Final
1 Janja Garnbret SLO 40+ Top
2 Jessica Pilz AUT 35+ Top
3 Anak Verhoeven BEL 36 46+
4 Ashima Shiraishi USA 33+ 39+
5 Mina Markovic SLO 33+ 39+
6 Vita Lukan SLO 35 33+
7 Mia Krampl SLO 33+ 33+
8 Nolwenn Arc FRA 33+ 33+
9 Hélène Janicot FRA 33+
10 Katharina Posch AUT 33+
11 Manon Hily FRA 33
12 Laura Rogora ITA 33
13 Hannah Schubert AUT 29.5+
14 Nolwen Berthier FRA 29+
15 Salomé Romain FRA 29
16 Mathilde Becerra FRA 28+
17 Aya Onoe JPN 28+
18 Christine Schranz AUT 28+
19 Tina Johnsen Hafsaas NOR 28+
20 Lucka Rakovec SLO 28+
42 Emily Phillips GBR Qual' 33 42.
56 Jennifer Wood GBR Qual' 30+ 51.
58 Joanna Neame GBR Qual' 26+ 62.
59 Rhoslyn Frugtniet GBR Qual' 28 56.
Full results

In the men's event, Alex Megos reigned supreme on the technical, crimpy headwall, just failing to latch the finishing jug to claim his first ever Gold in an IFSC lead event. Romain Desgranges (FRA) and Domen Skofic (SLO) weren't too far behind, at 42+ and 43 respectively.

Jessica Pilz (AUT) on her way to 2nd place in Briançon, 2018.
© Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Following her first win in Chamonix the previous week, Jessy Pilz (AUT) was a strong contender for the top spot in Briançon, topping the final route with ease. However Slovenian superstar Janja Garnbret got back into the swing of her winning routine and also topped, taking the win on countback to the semi-final, which she dominated by 5 extra moves ahead of Jessy. Anak Verhoeven failed to latch the finishing hold to place third.

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