Janja Garnbret, Bouldering World Champion

In a difficult final, Janja Garnbret has secured the title of Bouldering World Champion. The Slovenian won every round of the competition and, in the final, ended up one zone ahead of Akiyo Noguchi. Stasa Gejo won the bronze.

You can check the results here.

It was a very hard final. One boulder remained unclimbed and two of them saw just 1 top. The tries on the very challenging second problem were a true fitness test and left the athletes low on gas.

Despite Akiyo’s top on the last problem, Janja was already the champion by the time she came out to climb. After her 4 minutes were over, she broke down and cried, knowing that she was the World Champion.

Now the athletes have a day to rest before competing in the combined format, this Sunday.

Here’s the full replay:

The bouldering continues tomorrow (1pm, UTC+2) with the male semifinal. Live at ifsc-climbing.com.

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