SPORT CLIMBING: Garnbret maintains perfect season with win in Munich Bouldering

Slovenia's climbing star Janja Garnbret

She’s still perfect.

Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret, the favorite for the 2020 Tokyo Sport Climbing title, won her fifth straight World Cup, maintaining her perfect record and can go for an undefeated season in the final World Cup in Vail (USA) in early June.

Competing on the grounds of Munich’s famed Olympiastadion, she cleared the same obstacles as runner-up Fanny Gibert (SUI), but did so more efficiently and won cleanly. Garnbret now has 500 points on the season (5 wins x 100 points), with Gibert standing second (268) and japan’s Akiyo Noguchi third (240).

The men’s event was won by Austria’s Jakob Schubert, his first win of the season. He can be considered the men’s favorite for Tokyo after winning the 2018 Combined title – the Tokyo event in Climbing will be a Combined – and his Bouldering win is important since his best event is Lead.

Just behind was Adam Ondra (CZE), who finished second at the 2018 World Combined Championships. On the season, Ondra leads with 284 points to 260 for Japan’s Tomoa Narasaki and 214 for Aleksey Rubtsov (RUS). Schubert is seventh with 184. Summaries:

IFSC World Cup
Munich (GER) ~ 18-19 May 2019
(Full results here)

Men/Bouldering: 1. Jakob Schubert (AUT), 3T4z~7/8; 2. Adam Ondra (CZE), 3T3z~3/3; 3. Jan Hojer (GER), 2T4z~4/14; 4. Aleksey Rubtsov (RUS), 2T3z~5/6; 5. Anze Peharc (SLO), 1T4z~3/6.

Women/Bouldering: 1. Janja Garnbret (SLO), 4T4z~5/5; 2. Fanny Gibert (SUI), 4T4z~8/7; 3. Mia Krampl (SLO), 3T3z~9/9; 4. Julia Chanourdie (FRA), 2T2z~5/5; 5. Ievgeniia Kazbekova (UKR), 1T3z~3/7.