GARNBRET, GROSSMAN, AND ONDRA TOP LEAD SEMI-FINALS IN CHAMONIX
The eighth instalment of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup Series 2022 continued this morning in Chamonix, France. Slovenian Olympian Janja Garnbret and the USA’s Natalia Grossman placed joint first in the women’s Lead semi-final, while Czech Olympian Adam Ondra topped the scoreboard in the men’s.
Garnbret and Grossman topped this morning’s route and thus, will progress into the women’s final this evening in joint first position. The pair each achieved two tops in the qualification round yesterday and as such, a further top in the semi-final puts them side-by-side heading into the final. Also securing the top hold this morning were Tanii Natsuki, of Japan, and Italian Olympian Laura Rogora, who move into the final in third and fourth place, respectively.
Olympian and reigning Lead World Champion – Seo Chaehyun, of South Korea – also earned a place in the final, in joint fifth alongside American Olympian Brooke Raboutou. Although reaching the top hold of the semi-final route, Raboutou was awarded a score of 37 due to timing out.
For the full women’s Lead semi-final result click here.
While Olympian Adam Ondra placed first in the men’s semi-final, three other athletes also secured a top: the USA’s Sean Bailey, Slovenia’s Luka Potocar, and Japan’s Yoshida Satone. The trio will proceed to the final in second, third, and fourth place, respectively.
With a score of 40+, Sam Avezou was the only French athlete to achieve a place in the Lead final on home soil this weekend, concluding the semi-final in fifth position. In joint sixth place with 36+, Great Britain’s Hamish McArthur, Germany’s Yannick Flohé, Japan’s Homma Taisei, and Switzerland’s Sascha Lehmann earned the remaining spots in the final. The four athletes tied in the qualification round, resulting in a further tie following the semi-final.
For the full men’s Lead semi-final result click here.
The IFSC World Cup Chamonix 2022 will conclude this evening, with Lead finals taking place from 8:30 PM (UTC+2:00). News and updates on the event will be available on the IFSC website and on the Federation's social media profiles: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.