THe IFSC bouldering world cup took place in Moscow in early April 2019. The route setters raised the bar only allowing seven tops in the entire semis, creating a real challenge for those wanting to advance to the finals. The finals were a different story. In order for the athletes to have even reached the podium they would have needed to top all four problems. Even topping three problems like Futaba Ito, Jessica Pilz and Lucka Rakovec wouldn’t have been enough, all coming out at the bottom with a rank of six, five and four respectively. Lucka, 17 years old, was very impressive for her first IFSC World Cup including three flashes.
A close race between Fanny Gibert and Shauna Coxsey was particularly intense as they tied in the finals, but Coxsey ultimately cane out on top due to her first-place finish in the Semis.
As in Meiringen, Janja Garnbret looked powerful and confident. She flashed all four problems and won her seconnd consecutive gold medal in the 2019 competition season.
Jernej Kruder finished almost as well with four tops winning himself a gold medal. Adam Ondra missed his chance to win a second gold medal without topping M4.