Adam Ondra and Chaehyun Seo win gold at the IFSC World Cup in Chamonix

In front of 12.000 spectators at the Place du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, the international world elite presented itself from its best side. The gold medal went to Adam Ondra for the men and Chaehyun Seo for the ladies. Austria was represented in the final with the two third placed Jessica Pilz and Jakob Schubert. Germany in turn with Alex Megos (2. Place). Switzerland missed out on the finals and took the seats thanks to Sascha Lehmann and Petra Klingler (13 and 16).

It was the surprise of the season when Janja Garnbret with her ninth place missed the finals. But this significantly widened the potential winner field. The gold and silver medals then also made two among themselves, which are less known to the masses.

It was the Korean Chaehyun Seo, who won a gold medal for the first time in her career. Second place in Chamonix was won by Chinese YueTong Zhang. The two Asian athletes and the Austrian Jessica mushroom They all reached the same spot on the final route, which is why the result of the semi-final was used to distribute the ranks.

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Adam Ondra with the first lead gold medal of the season

The German was the first to start in the final Alexander Megos.. He climbed solid and fluid to the top key point of the competition route. None of the finalists made it as far as Alex - until Adam Ondra came. He climbed a little more than three moves further than Alexander Megos and displaced the German yet still from the top step of the podium.

Photo gallery – IFSC World Cup in Chamonix 2019

Repeat of the Lead Final at the IFSC World Cup in Chamonix

If you can take the time, you should watch the final in the replay. Sweaty fingertips are preprogrammed. Otherwise, there are the highlights in the abstract

Highlights of the Speed ​​Final at the IFSC World Cup in Chamonix

Results

Here are the detailed results of the IFSC competition in Chamonix 2019: The results in detail.

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Credits: Text sections Press release Austria Climbing, footage IFSC / Eddie Fowke

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