The last competition of the World Climbing Championship 2019 in Tokyo is over. The winners of the combined format are the Slovenian Janja Garnbret and the Japanese Tomoa Narasaki. Petra Klingler reached 8. place in the final. Austria takes second place in combined format thanks to Jakob Schubert. The German Alex Megos takes eighth place.
Jakob Schubert ends the Climbing World Championships 2019 as it started. With a silver medal. In the men's combined competition, Schubert, who was in intermediate 7th place before the last sub-discipline - the lead climb - fired up the turbo and stormed up to 2nd place with the only top in the final route. Alex Megos felt in the boulder final pain in the little finger and had to cancel the competition.
“Your fingers are just as important in climbing as your feet are in sprinting. In order not to take any risks, I decided to end the competition at this point, even if it was incredibly difficult for me!"Alex Megos
In a very different league, the Japanese climbed Tomoa Narasaki, He was the only athlete to top all three final boulders, two of them in the first attempt. Also in the lead final Tomoa belonged with the second place to the strongest and had only from Jakob Schubert give up.
Janja Garnbret with World Cup hat-trick
For the ladies once again the Slovene Janja Garnbret for a stir. After her victory of the combined format at the World Championships in Innsbruck 2018 Janja repeats this success now in Tokyo. And this after she already won the world title of the disciplines lead and bouldering in Japan.
The men's final of the combined final in the video replay
The highlights of the women's final of the combined format
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Credits: Cover Picture Eddie Fowke / IFSC