The IFSC World Cup returns to China for the third time this year. From the 18. to 20. October 2019 Xiamen hosts both speed and lead competitions.
It's been a few months since the last speed race took place in Chamonix. France's Bassa Mawam is currently leading the men's speed ranking and is ready to defend his victory in the 2018 speed season. However, the two Russians Vladislav Deulin and Dmitrij Timofeev are not far behind him.
After setting a new world record in women's speed climbing earlier this year, China's YiLing Song showed a strong performance throughout the season and is in the women's overall standings. Will she manage to beat the reigning 2018 Speed World Cup winner Anouck Jaubert in front of her home crowd to win the season?
Open field in the discipline Lead
With two remaining competitions in 2019, the athletes' hopes of landing on the overall season podium remain intact. The newcomer Chaehyun Seo from Korea holds provisional first place on the overall podium. Another victory in Xiamen would consolidate their win of the season before the last event of the year. After a disappointing result in her home country in September, the Slovenian Janja Garnbret next to their compatriots Mia Krampl and Lucka Rakovec participate in Xiamen. The three currently occupy the second, third and fourth place in the ranking.
After only one competition (Kranj) jumped Adam Ondra from seventh to first place. There , Alexander Megos does not compete in Xiamen, the top seats are open. However, the fight for the title of the season remains tight and a gold medal win in the penultimate lead competition could prove crucial for a podium finish in the overall standings.
Live Stream Finale Speed - 19.10.2019 - 13.45 Watch
Live Stream Semi-Finals Lead - 20.10.2019 - 03.30 Watch
Live Stream Final Lead - 20.10.2019 - 12.45 Watch
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Credits: Cover Picture Eddie Fowke / IFSC