The IFSC Innsbruck World Cup this weekend will be the 389th World Cup event in the history of IFSC. It will also be the 36th in Austria and eighth in Innsbruck. The first World Cup was held in 1989 and only included lead. Speed was introduced in 1998 and bouldering in 1999.
So far, nearly 300 climbers have registered to compete in Innsbruck this weekend, including several from Canada and the USA, see the full list of climbers here. The second-to-last Boulder competition of 2023 concluded in Brixen last weekend, where Natalia Grossman of the USA and Toby Roberts of Great Britain won gold – stories here.
In the men’s Boulder world ranking, Dohyun Lee overtook Tomoa Narasaki, taking first place with 3,698 points against the Japanese’s 3,455. In women’s, Natalia Grossman strengthened her lead, adding 1,000 points in Brixen for a total of 3,722. In the Lead world rankings, Slovenians Luka Potocar and Janja Garnbret are still at the top of their respective tables. USA’s Colin Duffy is now the sole leader of the men’s Boulder & Lead world ranking, with teammate Grossman leading for women.
The sixth, and final Boulder competition of the IFSC World Cup Series 2023 will begin tomorrow in Innsbruck. At Innsbruck 2022, Janja Garnbret and Colin Duffy won the Lead comp – read the final report here.