World champions Janja Garnbret and Jain Kim both took first place at Wujiang after finals were cancelled because of rain.
Both Kim and Garnbret topped the qualifiers routes and had the same scoring in semis, giving them both gold. Garnbret also took home the overall title with her win. Romain Desgranges won his first World Cup of 2018 and Jakob Schubert secured the overall title.
In lead, Canadian Elan Jonas-McRae finished 21st after competing in semifinals, with fellow Canadians Aidan Doyle finishing in 28 and Brandon Barraclough landing in 32nd. Becca Frangos just missed semifinals and finished in 27th for women. Full results here.
Bittersweet 27th place at the World Cup in Wujiang. ? My coach has always told me climb to top the route, not to climb not to fall. I made a tactical decision yesterday on my second route to not simply throw for the next move as I wasn’t tired yet and felt like I had a lot left in me. I went down one move to reposition my body in a way that felt much better to move towards the next hold and as I was doing so I lost my balance and peeled off the wall. Finishing half a move out of semi finals, is incredibly frustrating but I am overall really happy with my climbing and my mental game at this event and I am so ready for one more big fight next weekend at the last World Cup of the season. Bring it on!! ▪️ Good luck to fellow Canadian @elanjm1 in the semi final today as well as my travel buddy @jbrosler ? Be sure to tune into the semifinal on the ifsc YouTube channel starting at 1pm here. (10pm PST) ? @sheila_mcc Chamonix 2018 . . . @rockymountainsoapco @pauwfoundation @lasportivana @flashedclimbing @movementfactoryholds @piseworld @peakkinetics #flashedpodium #climbfreeclimbfearlessly #poweredbypise #ifscwc2018 #climbing #bouldering #klettern #escalade #strong #training #teamcanada
1. Janja Garnbret & Jain Kim / Romain Desgranges
2. — / Jakob Schubert
3. Jessica Pilz / Hyunbin Min
4. Akiyo Noguchi / Hidemassa Nishida
5. Katharina Posch / Stefano Ghisolfi