Second World Cup decision, second gold for Austria. In an exciting finale, Jakob Schubert Gold took the lead. The Innsbrucker showed in front of his home crowd a fantastic performance and climbed to his second world title after 2012. Adam Ondra (CZE), who reached the same height, had to settle for silver due to the semi-final result. Alexander Megos. (GER) got bronze. The Swiss Sascha Lehmann thrilled with his finals and the 8. Final rank in the men.

Before sold-out ranks in the Olympiaworld today went to the world title in the lead of the men. Expectations were high after the women's exciting final the day before. The spectators were not disappointed. 10 finalists dueled in an extremely difficult route.

Jakob Schubert shows his skills and brings gold

Jakob Schubert Climb confidently into the first key position. There he did not find the optimal method, but used his extraordinary body tension to master the job. After that, the difficulties increased again noticeably. The Innsbruck fell on the same grip as Adam Ondra, which he was due to the better semi-final result on intermediate 1. The semi-final leader Domen Skofic crashed earlier than the local hero and had to settle for rank 5. Jakob Schubert Gold was sure of that.

Thanks to good training with enough power reserves

The Innsbrucker was overjoyed afterwards: “I still can't believe it. It was incredible to climb in this crazy mood. The nervousness from the preliminary rounds was blown away. Even in the lower half of the route it was a hairpin. Due to the good training I had enough strength reserves to fight my way up afterwards. I can not believe it. That was a dream that has now come true. ”The World Championship title is the (intermittent) culmination of an extraordinary career. With 21 World Cup victories and now two world championship titles, Schubert is one of the most successful sport climbers of all time.

Sascha Lehmann is eighth in the sold-out Olympiaworld
Sascha Lehmann is eighth in the sold-out Olympiaworld

Defending champion Adam Ondra put in a long shot

Adam Ondra climbed into the final as the first favorite and made the lower half of the route playfully easy. He scrambled over the spots where the starters had failed before him. As he climbed into the final passage, he got in trouble. He did not take a tempo and crashed. This ended his performance abruptly. In the end, that meant silver for the Czech exceptional climber.

As the next favorite rose Alexander Megos. a. The German tried to carry out every movement in a very controlled manner, which took a lot of strength. He fell a few puffs lower than Schubert and Ondra. In the end, that meant bronze for Megos. It is the Erlangen's first World Cup medal. “It went pretty well, didn't it? This is my first World Championship medal, I haven't been in the competitions that long, so it's a cool experience and I hope that it won't be the last time! ", Megos said afterwards. Surprisingly, Meichi Narasaki from Japan came fourth.

Final result final

1. Jakob Schubert (AUT)
2. Adam Ondra (CZE)
3. Alexander Megos (GER)
4. Meichi Narasaki (JPN)
5. Domen Skofic (SLO
6. Jakub Konecny ​​(CZE)
7. Tomoaki Takata (JPN)
8. Sascha Lehmann (SUI)
9. Marcello Bombardi (ITA)
10. Kai Harada (JPN)

On Tuesday start the Boulder competitions

Tomorrow (Mon. 10.09.) Is the only day break of the World Climbing Championship, on Tuesday (11.09.) It continues with the Boulder Qualification of the Ladies at 10: 00 Watch and the Paraclimbing Qualification at 17: 00 PM. Both rounds take place in the climbing center Innsbruck.

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