ANRAKU Sorato of Japan
IFSC World Cup
Innsbruck 2024

Nine out of ten athletes placed in the top five positions at the end of Lead qualifications are going to be competing at the upcoming Olympics.

The Games of the XXXIII Olympiad are less than one month away, and the list of climbers that are going to compete at the Le Bourget Sport Climbing venue has been completed following the two events of the Olympic Qualifier Series.

The IFSC World Cup currently underway in Innsbruck, Austria, is one of the last chances the athletes have to test their preparation, especially in the Boulder and Lead disciplines – combined in one event at Paris 2024.

After celebrating Boulder golds for Janja Garnbret and Amagasa Sohta, day four at the Kletterzentrum inaugurated the women’s and men’s Lead events.

Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Janja Garnbret of Slovenia placed first in the women’s table, being the only athlete to top route A, and scoring 48+ on route B – a score she shared with Laura Rogora of Italy and Mori Ai of Japan, both tied in second position. Climbing on home turf less than 48 hours after competing in the women’s Boulder final, Jessica Pilz of Austria finished in fifth position.

Garnbret, Rogora, Mori, and Pilz are all going to compete at the Paris Olympics.

For the women’s Lead qualification complete results click here.

In the men’s event, none of the 88 participating athletes were able to top any of the routes, but Switzerland’s Sascha Lehmann earned the top of the table by securing the highest score of the round in both – 42 and 40.

Climbing only 12 hours after battling in the men’s Boulder final, Japan’s Anraku Sorato and Great Britain’s Toby Roberts respectively took second and fourth position, each tied with a much more experienced climber: Jakob Schubert of Austria shared second place with Anraku, while Alexander Megos of Germany concluded in fourth, tied with Roberts.

All five climbers – Lehmann, Schubert, Anraku, Roberts, and Megos – have booked a ticket to Paris 2024.

For the men’s Lead qualification complete results click here.

Lead semi-finals are expected to close today’s program, starting at 19:00 (UTC+2:00), while finals are going to take place tomorrow night: The IFSC World Cup Innsbruck 2024 will continue tomorrow with Lead qualifications, starting at 9:00 (UTC+2:00), while Lead semi-finals will kick off at 19:00.

News and updates about the events will be available on the IFSC website, and on the Federation’s digital channels: Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, LinkedIn, and exclusively for the Chinese audience, Douyin and Weibo.

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