The 2017 Villars IFSC Lead World Cup is taking place from July 7 to 8. There are a handful of Canadians at the big event.
After Qualifications, Alannah Yip finished in 38th (28th in Speed), Becca Frangos in 39th and Em Pellerin in 52nd. For Canadian Males, Elan Jonas McRae ended Qualifications in 43rd, Jj Mah in 67th and Kyle Murdoch in 72nd. (click to play clip below)
Update July 10: Finals Results Male/Female
1. Romain Desgranges / Janja Garnbret
2. Domen Skofic / Mina Markovic
3. Fedir Samoilov / Anak Verhoeven
Qualifiers are done here in Villars and the routes were so much fun…as you can see we had a 360 campus move on our first route 😊No semi final for me this time but I only needed a few more moves on route one and half a move on route two to have made the next round which really shows how close everyone is. As much as I didn't achieve the result I was hoping for, I felt like I climbed confidently on both routes and I didn't make any big mistakes. Can't wait for Chamonix in a few days time. 🇨🇦🔝 . . . 🎥 @monikahelbig @flashedclimbing @forceclimbing @lasportivana @piseworld @peakkinetics #worldcup #villars #teamcanada
The start lists in Lead were loaded with big-name athletes, both young and veteran climbers looking to shine on the world stage. Eight of the top-10 Females and seven of the top-10 Males in the world Lead rankings are tying this month, including 2016 season champions Janja Garnbret and Domen Skofic of Slovenia.
A number of rising stars are joining them, among whom are French national champion Nolwenn Arc and youth world champion Sam Avezou.
For Switzerland, Anne-Sophie Koller and Sascha Lehmann returned to Villars after a year of strong performances.