The second stage of the IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Chamonix this past weekend and it was won by 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo and Adam Ondra. The Speed World Cup also took place and was won by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.
Ondra won in great style as he was the last climber out, but had all 12,000 spectators cheering for him as he passed Alex Megos’s high point for the victory. Ondra won’t be at the Briancon World Cup, but will instead make another appearance at the Tokyo World Championships in August.
“Somehow I had an inner feeling that everything would work out perfectly and I felt great from start to finish,” Ondra said after his win. Janja Garnbret, who won gold in Villars after winning all six bouldering world cups this year, didn’t make finals in Chamonix.
Lead Podium Men/Women
1. Adam Ondra / Chaehyun Seo
2. Alex Megos / YueTong Zhang
3. Jacob Schubert / Jessica Pilz
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Happy, happy, happy. Just a fairytale World Cup in Chamonix last weekend. It has been a long time that I enjoyed comp climbing as much as in Chamonix. I think it was the key. The injury break lowered the pressure and I felt great. @blackdiamond @montura_official @lasportivagram @gardatrentino Pic by @lukasbiba