Boulder gold No. 16: Janja Garnbret wins the start of the World Cup season

The high-flyer Janja Garnbret wins the first Bouldering World Cup of the 2024 season. The Slovenian was the only athlete to be able to top all final bouldering at the Shaoxing Keqiao Yangshan Climbing Center in Keqiao.

«Today I really enjoyed it and climbed the way I wanted to climb. “I was calm, felt very confident and just enjoyed the atmosphere and the competition,” says Janja Garnbret after her victory at the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Keqiao.

For the strong Slovenian, it is already the 16th money medal at a Boulder World Cup. Nevertheless, the first competition of the season is always challenging:

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I'm always a little nervous at the start of the season. Because even though I trained hard in the winter, you don't really know what the competition has done.

Janja Garnbret
Camilla Moroni is visibly happy about her first Boulder World Cup medal. Image: IFSC
Camilla Moroni is visibly happy about her first Boulder World Cup medal. Image: IFSC

Securing second place Camilla Moroni with two top final boulders. For the Italian it is the first Boulder World Cup medal of her career. The bronze medalist from China, Luo Zhilu, equaled her personal best with a podium finish:

I am satisfied with my performance. It's been over a year since my last bronze medal, so I'm really happy.

Luo Zhilu
Secured the bronze medal in front of the home crowd: Luo Zhilu. Image: IFSC
Secured the bronze medal in front of the home crowd: Luo Zhilu. Image: IFSC

Places four, five and six went to France's Zélia Avezou, Britain's Erin Mcneice and Japan's Anon Matsufuji.

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