Yesterday the final of the Lead World Championships 2021 took place in Moscow. The Austrian Jakob Schubert won in the men's competition and Chaehyun from South Korea in the women's event Seo.
It was a nerve-wracking final that was held yesterday at the Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace. In a head-to-head race secured himself Jakob Schubert finally the third world champion title of his career. Only a few moves decided between victory and defeat in the men's final.
Thanks to a better placement in the semifinals, Schubert placed ahead of the Slovenian Luka Potocar. For the talented 19-year-old, who finished the competition in second place, it was the second silver medal in his young career.
The bronze medal went to a second youngster, the 19-year-old Briton Hamish McArthur, who with a height of 46+ just missed the chance to secure a second lead title, which he won at the Youth World Championships last August.
Result Final Men - World Championship 2021 in Moscow
Sovereign victory by Chaehyun Seo
In the case of women, the lead title could not have been given more clearly. After the South Korean Chaehyun Seo Having already topped all routes in the qualifying round and in the semifinals, she also climbed higher than her competitors in the final. This secured her the lead world title in 2021 - and only in her third year as a senior athlete.
The upper part of the route felt pretty easy while the lower part was much more difficult.
The American Natalia Grossman and the Italian Laura Rogorawho were already tied in the semifinals, both followed Seo with 37 points. The World Cup silver medal was ultimately won by Grossman, who climbed the final route faster.
Result Final Women - World Championship 2021 in Moscow
Lead-final in the repetition
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Credits: Cover picture Dimitris Tosidis / IFSC