Jakob Schubert and Janja Garnbret win World Cup in Villars

The Austrian Jakob Schubert and the Slovenian Janja Garnbret start the season in lead climbing, as they finished 2017: With a win.

Also in this year fell in the south-exposed winter and summer resort of Villars the starting signal for the Lead World Cup season. An extraordinarily good performance was made by the Bernese Sascha Lehmann in the qualifying round to the day. Besides Romain Desgranges, he was the only one who could top both routes. In the semifinals Sascha could not keep up the pace and missed the entry into the final round. The lead season did not start as hoped for the German athletes either. The coach of the German national team, Urs Stöcker, writes on instagram: “Wasn't the best start for the German climbing team, but all athletes showed their potential. Psyched for the next IFSC lead worldcup. "

Sovereign performance of the Austrians

The Austrian athletes are certainly satisfied with the start of the season. In addition to the already mentioned victory in the men's (Jakob Schubert) climbed a second Austrian among the top eight athletes (Max Rudiger). It was once more with the Austrian women Jessica mushroomwho more than convinced with her performance. Just Janja Garnbret climbed higher than Jessica and grabbed the Austrian the gold medal in the nose.

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The highlights of the Lead World Cup in video replay

Credits: picture IFSC / Eddie Fowke

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