Slovene sport climbing fans had an intense weekend, with the arrival of the IFSC Lead Climbing World Cup to Kranj. The competition landed in Slovenia with a wide range of possibilities ahead. Before this weekend, on women’s competition Chaehyun Seo from Korea was leading the way with two victories, while local hero Janja Ganrbret closely followed in the second place in the overall ranking.
Over one month after the conclusion of the IFSC Climbing World Championships, the IFSC Lead World Cup 2019 season picks up again, this time with new world champions, Janja GARNBRET (SLO) and Adam ONDRA (CZE) looking to ride the momentum of their latest win to clinch another gold medal.
The IFSC World Cup 2018 is going to take place for the 24rd time in Kranj sports hall Zlato polje (Golden field). On 28 and 29 September you can come in person and loudly encourage Slovenian sport climbing heroes and meet the best sport climbers from around the world. Due to the large number of competitors, we have had to adjust the competition schedule so that the qualifications are going to be on Saturday, September 28, and the semi-finals and finals on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
Slovenia swept the women's lead discipline event at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Japan's Hachioji on Thursday with Janja Garnbret taking another gold and Mia Krampl silver. This is the second gold medal for Garnbret at this championships after she defended the title of bouldering world champion on Tuesday, and her fifth world championship gold medal overall.
Stefano Ghisolfi of Italy and Jain Kim of Korea returned to the top of the IFSC World Cup podium at the 5th Lead event of 2018 in Kranj, Slovenia. Slovenian finalists Janja Garnbret and Mina Markovič were second and 8th.
Kranj, hosting Lead World Cup events since 1996, again plays a pivotal
role in the Lead season this year. Lead athletes are competing for
positioning in the season rankings before the two concluding events in
October, and performances in Kranj could decide final podiums. Among 126 competitors there are going to be 16 Slovenian climbers.
Slovenian climber Janja Garnbret has won the first ever combined event at a World Climbing Championships, an indication that she will be among the top contenders when the event has its Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2020.
Slovenian Janja Garnbret, Lead World Vice-Champion 2018 in Innsbruck, and Kai Harada of Japan stormed to the top of the Bouldering podiums on 14 and 15 September at the 2018 IFSC World Championships, another Slovenian climber Gregor Vezonik won bronze medal.
The IFSC World Cup 2018 is going to take place for the 23rd time in Kranj sports hall Zlato polje (Golden field). On 29 and 30 September you can come in person and loudly encourage Slovenian sport climbing heroes and meet the best sport climbers from around the world.
The 2017 sport climbing season concluded in Kranj, Slovenia, hosting the 8th IFSC Lead World Cup. The finals were a riveting show of Lead climbing and decided the last podiums of the season.
The 2017 IFSC World Cup season concludes on November 11-12 in Kranj, Slovenia, and this year Bouldering and Lead athletes will compete for the Combined season podiums.
The sport climbing spectacle in Kranj will commence with a lecture by one of the best climbers of all time, who has recently set a new benchmark in sport climbing by completing a route rated at 9c. The Czech Adam Ondra, a three-time world champion and a winner of multiple World Cups, is one of the nicest and most approachable people in elite climbing. You are invited to listen to his stories from the vertical on Thursday, 9 November 2017, at 19:00 at Cineplexx Kranj. The lecture will be in English.
The final competition of the World Cup in Lead will be held in Kranj for the 22nd time, again promising a truly spectacular sport climbing event. You are invited on 11 and 12 November to come and loudly support our heroines and heroes, and to meet the best climbers from all over the world. The tickets are already available at Eventim sales points, at the seat of Planinska zveza Slovenije in Ljubljana are going to be on purchase after 24 October.
Slovenian sport climber Janja Garnbret placed third in the penultimate World Cup event in China's Xiamen on 15 October. She secured the overall Climbing World Cup victory in the women's lead discipline in what is her second feat of its kind in a row.
The final competition of the IFSC World Cup 2017 is going to take place for the 22nd time in Kranj sports hall Zlato polje (Golden field). On 11 and 12 November you can come in person and loudly encourage Slovenian sport climbing heroes and meet the best sport climbers from around the world.
Slovenia's Janja Garnbret won silver in the women's bouldering competition at the European Climbing Championships in Munich on 19th August to secure gold in a combined score of three disciplines. Anže Peharc rounded off her feat by taking bronze in the men's bouldering competition.
Slovenian Mina Markovič won on Saturday the silver medal in the women's lead climbing competition at the European Climbing Championships in Italy's Campitello. This is medal number seven for Markovič at the European championships, the most among all Slovenian competitors ever.