At the first IFSC World Cup of the season, Janja Garnbret showed that she is not resting on her laurels from last year. She dominated the competition and won gold. The Swiss Andrea Kümin confidently climbed to third place on the podium.

Janja Garnbret is in a class of her own, there is no other way to put it. All boulders from yesterday's qualifying round, all semi-final boulders and the four final boulders were topped by the world's best competition climber in Meiringen.

Hot on her heels was Natalia Grossman of the United States, who achieved three tops and one zone in the final to secure the silver medal.

Crazy Moves by Andrea Kümin at the Boulder World Cup in Meringen. (Source IFSC)
Crazy Moves by Andrea Kümin at the Boulder World Cup in Meringen. (Source IFSC)

The third place on the podium went to an athlete who, in contrast to the other two, has not stood on the podium as often: the Swiss Andrea Kümin. Thanks to a sovereign performance throughout all phases of the competition, Andrea Kümin won the bronze medal in front of the home crowd.

Andrea Kümin is duly celebrated by her team. (Picture SAC Swiss Climbing)
Andrea Kümin is duly celebrated by her team. (Picture SAC Swiss Climbing)

women's final result

RankNameCountryqualifying roundsemi-finalBottom
1JANJAGARNBRETSLO5T5Z 10 104T4Z 6 64T4Z 5 5
2NATALIAGROSSMANUSA4T5Z 4 53T4Z 6 73T4Z 8 16
3ANDREAKüminSUI3T5Z 6 62T3Z 3 61T2Z 1 3
4ORIANEBERTONEFRA3T5Z 10 62T4Z 3 51T2Z 1 5
5FUTABAITOJPN4T5Z 6 62T3Z 4 80T2Z 0 8
6STASAGEJOSRB4T4Z 10 52T4Z 8 100T1Z 0 3
7HannaMeulGER4T5Z 5 52T3Z 5 5
8FANNYGIBERTFRA2T5Z 5 62T3Z 7 8
9MADISONFISCHERCAN4T5Z 11 82T3Z 11 13
10CLOECOSCOYUSA2T4Z 5 112T2Z 5 3
Source: IFSC Climbing

Men's semifinals and finals

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Meiringen does not end with today's competitions. Tomorrow, 20 men will advance to the semifinals, followed by the finals with six remaining candidates. Detailed information, the program and options for live streaming are available right here.

Highlights of the qualifying round

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