The IFSC Lead World Cup Series 2015 stopped in Imst, Austria on July 31 – August 1. Once again, the spectacular sheltered outdoor climbing structure saw some amazing action, and the competition was crowned by the victories of Mina Markovic (SLO) and Romain Desgranges (FRA).
The women’s final was crowned by another long and impressive run from Slovenian legend Mina Markovic. Even if Mina ran out of time, she managed to climb higher than all the other athletes. From Slovenia too, 16-year-old Janja Garnbret took silver for her second participation ever in an adult IFSC World Cup. Supported by her home crowd, Jessica Pilz (AUT) took bronze for her third podium spot in as many IFSC World Cups this season.
On the men's side, the final route was very difficult as well, but Romain Desgranges (FRA) found the way and the strength to win his first gold medal in an IFSC World Cup with a strong score of 57+. Very close to him, local favourite Jakob Schubert (AUT) took silver with 57, and Domen Skofic of Slovenia claimed bronze with 51+.