Adam Ondra won the gold medal at the Boulder European Cup in Prague. In the women's category, the Austrian Eva Maria Hammelmüller made it to the top of the podium.
Won in front of a home crowd Adam Ondra at the weekend the Boulder Europacup in Prague. With three tops in five attempts, the strong Czech climbed to the top of the podium. The places two and three fought each other Edward's Gruzitis and Tim Reuser. Won in women Eva Maria Hammelmuller and before Sabrina van Essen and Lana Skusek. Here you go ranking.
hunger for competition aroused
13 years ago, Adam Ondra measured himself at a European Cup in the Czech Republic for the first time. The lead competition didn't go according to plan at the time. Ondra slipped his foot in the semifinals. That was the end of the final.
Last Sunday the Czech was able to fully demonstrate his strengths in front of his home crowd. Ondra managed the first final boulder, a tricky slab problem, on the second try. This gave his self-confidence a boost, says Adam Ondra.
"I cruised through problem number two, but was disappointed after my performance on boulder three, which I couldn't top." By climbing the fourth boulder, Ondra was able to make the sack, victory was certain for him.
"The European Cup in Prague was very exciting and definitely made me hungry to compete again," says Ondra. He is now looking forward to further competitions in the coming months. The next IFSC World Cup will take place in Seoul from May 6th to 8th.
Check out the European Cup in Prague
For everyone who didn't have time to watch the European Cup at the weekend, we've linked the live streams below to watch them in full length.
Boulder European Cup 2022: Final Men
Boulder European Cup 2022: Final Women
Boulder European Cup 2022: Men's semi-finals
Boulder European Cup 2022 - Semifinals Women
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Credits: Cover picture Petr Chodura