Sean McColl was the sole Canadian in Semifinals and Finals at the lead world championships in Japan yesterday and went on to finish in fifth place. McColl was in fine mental and physical shape for this event and was in the top ranks throughout the competition; he qualified fifth and finished Semis in third.

Sean McColl in Lead World Championships, Hachioji, 2019. Photo courtesy of IFSC

Janja Garnbret, who won gold in bouldering a few days ago, seemed to be in a league of her own as she was the only climber to top both qualifiers and got high-points in semis and finals. She was followed by Mia Krampl in second and Ai Mori in third.

Janja Garnbret in Lead World Championships, Hachioji, 2019. Photo courtesy of IFSC

For the men, Adam Ondra, who went into finals in fifth, made only a couple extra moves to secure gold above Alex Megos in second and Jakob Schubert, who came third due to a countback to Semis as he tied with Megos. Ondra was coming off a frustrating bouldering Finals, in which he finished sixth after coming first in Semis. Next up is Speed. Finals are on Saturday at 5:30pm local time (1:30am PT, 4:30am ET). Find the livestreams here.

Men’s Lead Final Results

1. Adam Ondra
2. Alex Megos
3. Jakob Schubert
4. Tomoa Narasaki
5. Sean McColl (CAN)
6. Stefano Ghisolfi
7. Kai Harada
8. Hannes Puman

Other Canadian Men
Jason Holowach – 67th
Lucas Uchida – 78th

FULL MEN’S RESULTS HERE

Women’s Lead Final Results

1. Janja Garnbret
2. Mia Krampl
3. Ai Mori
4. Chaehyun Seo
5. Akiyo Noguchi
6. Jessica Pilz
7. Vita Lukan
8. Julia Chanourdie

Canadian Women
Alannah Yip – 38th
Allison Vest – 48th
Becca Frangos – 53rd

FULL WOMEN’S RESULTS HERE

Mia Krampl in Lead World Championships, Hachijoi, 2019. Photo courtesy of IFSC
Jakob Schubert in Lead World Championships, Hachioji, 2019. Photo courtesy of IFSC

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