The world’s best climbers and the Olympic gold medallist at the Kranj World Cup
There's no doubt that Janja Garnbret is one of a kind, but the Slovenian climbing team has many other athletes capable of competing with the best, which they've already proven with regular appearances in world cup finals. Lučka Rakovec, who finished third in Kranj in 2019, will be competing alongside Janja Garnbret, as well as Mia Krampl, who just came back from the Olympics, and Vita Lukan, who is currently ranked third in the lead climbing overall World Cup standings. Slovenia's women team will be rounded up by Tjaša Slemenšek, Lucija Tarkuš, Lana Skušek, Katja Debevec, Sara Čopar, and Liza Novak.
The men's team will consist of Luka Potočar, who's been having an excellent season so far, Domen Škofic, Martin Bergant, Milan Preskar, Anže Peharc, Žiga Zajc, Andrej Polak, Timotej Romšak, and Lovro Črep.
Tickets for the event will be available from 19th August at Eventim, Alpine Association of Slovenia's webstore, and Alpine Association of Slovenia's Head Office.
The qualification round, which will take place on Friday, will be free of charge, while the entry fee for the semi-finals and the finals will be EUR 20 (EUR 15 for members of the Alpine Association of Slovenia). Children aged 8 or younger get free entry throughout the event.
Members of the Alpine Association of Slovenia can claim their discount when purchasing the tickets at the Alpine Association of Slovenia's Head Office, Alpine Association of Slovenia's webstore, and Eventim website. The discount is applicable with a valid membership card; buyers will need to enter their membership card number when making online purchases (the membership card number is entered as a voucher code when buying at the Eventim webstore). The discount is not applicable when buying from Eventim's physical locations.
All the relevant details, results of all the rounds, and photos will be available on the event's website, as well as on the Alpine Association of Slovenia's website and Facebook page.
The finals will be broadcast live by TV Slovenija, Slovenia's national broadcaster. The media sponsor of the event is Val 202. Prva osebna zavarovalnica is the general sponsor and the competition is co-hosted by Mestna občina Kranj (City Municipality of Kranj).
The success story of Slovenian sport climbers is based on hard work, passion, and commitment, and they deserve as much support at their home event as they can get.
Slovenian gold medals in Kranj
Slovenian climbers have had some great results throughout the history of the Kranj event. In 2001, Martina Čufar became the first Slovenian to win gold. She was later followed by Maja Štremfelj, Mina Markovič, and Janja Garnbret, all of whom repeated her success.
Barbara Gradič Oset