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Sean McColl Podiums in Kranj and 2015 Results

In the final IFSC World Cup showdown of 2015, Canadian Sean McColl finished in second place.

The comp was held in Kranj, Slovenia, and fellow Canadian Elan Jonas-McRae finished in 18th. Kranj marked McColl’s 101st World Cup.

Taking first place was Czech superstar Adam Ondra, who has had an outstanding season on the circuit. The same can be said for Slovenian Mina Markovic, who finished in first place for the women.

Lead World Cup Champions

Ondra and Markovic not only won at Kranj, but both became the 2015 Lead World Cup Champions.

Ondra’s Kranj win put him ahead of Gautier Supper from France in the race for the championship. Austrian Jakob Schubert, who placed third in Kranj, finished the year in third overall.

Korean Jain Kim was a favourite going into Kranj and in the end secured second place. She also finished second for the Lead World Cup title.

For full Lead World Cup rankings from 2015 for men visit here and for women visit here.

Combined World Cup Champions

Ondra is also the 2015 IFSC Combined World Cup winner with McColl in second and Domen Skofic from Slovenia in third.

“Such a long season,” said McColl before finals. “I’m so happy and thrilled to not only be in finals, but with that securing a podium finish in Overall Combined for the fifth year in a row.”

For women, Jain Kim finished first for combined in front of Japanese climbers Akiyo Noguchi and Yuka Kobayashi.

For full Combined World Cup rankings from 2015 for men visit here and for women visit here.

Sean McColl competing in Kranj.  Photo Luka Fonda
Sean McColl competing in Kranj. Photo Luka Fonda

Men’s Results from Kranj (full results)

1. Adam Ondra CZE
2. Sean McColl CAN
3. Jakob Schubert AUT
4. Ramon Julian Puigblanque ESP
5. Domen Skofic SLO
6. Romain Desgranges FRA
7. Minorua Nakano JPN
8. Gautier Supper FRA

Women’s Results from Kranj (full results)

1. Mina Markovic SLO
2. Jessica Pilz AUT
3. Janja Garnbret SLO
4. Jain Kim KOR
5. Anak Verhoeven BEL
6. Helene Janicot FRA
7. Mathilde Cecerra FRA
8. Crhistine Schranz AUT

Watch the finals from Kranj:

Some sad news from the world of competition climbing, as Remy Bergasse, a strong 29-year-old died on Nov. 11. The causes of his death are unknown. He was recently training with Patxi Usobiaga to prepare for the Kranj World Cup and a few rock projects. He had a number of 5.14d first ascents to his name, as well as difficult bouldering problems.