On September 10th, Olympia World was welcoming the second Finals of those 2018 World Championships: Lead Men Finals.
Starting with the correct sequence was key on the men’s overhanging final route, as well as conserving enough energy on the steepest section of the wall to manage the finger strength and balance needed on the last moves. 2017 Lead world champion Adam Ondra set a new high point midway through the men ’s final Sunday evening, just missing the sweet spot on the next crimp which would have won him a third consecutive Lead world title. Instead, Jakob Schubert seized the opportunity by finding rests and withstanding the pump to match Ondra’s high point and become 2018 Lead world champion on countback to semi -finals. It was Schubert’s 2nd world title in Lead, coming in style six years later. Alexander Megos (GER) placed 3rd , hitting a strong iron cross just below their high point .
After a rest day on Monday, the world ’s best Sport Climbing athletes return to action at IFS C World Championships 2018 with Bouldering and Paraclimbing qualifications on Tuesday -Wednesday, and the next medals will be distributed in Speed climbing on Thursday.
Find all the informations and REPLAY (both YouTube and Olympic Channel) about the current event.