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Watch Janja Garnbret Lose Chalkbag in Comp but Win

The Slovenian champ won the first Lead World Cup of the year

Watch Janja Garnbret competing in semis of the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 that took place at Villars in Switzerland. For some reason, her chalkbag fell off right at she started, but the 20-year-old climbed to the top without it.

Garnbret was the only climber to reach the top and she went on to win by a fraction of a point in finals. Also to note, 15-year-old Korean Chaehyun Seo, charged into her first World Cup and finished second. Full report from the comp here.

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The first Lead World Cup of the season is already behind us and I just realized that this was my 4th consecutive win in Villars ??? Wasn’t sure if I was going to be in the best lead shape of my life but I felt great all weekend ? Don’t ask about the chalk bag thing cause I really don’t know what happened ? Anyway, I have to say that I’m disappointed about the routesetting in the finals. This is not what we have been training for. Where are hard lead routes where you have to fight hard against the pump and not just climbing routes for the show? . ?: @lukafonda @redbull @redbullsi #givesyouwings @fiveten_official #brandofthebrave @adidasterrex @camp1889 #campcassin @pazi.to #zavarovalnicatriglav @avtohisaklemencic #fordkaplus @postanivojak @sloveniaclimbing

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