Ondra, Kim take golds of Climbing World Cup

17:12, August 22, 2010      

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Czech Republic's Adam Ondra and South Korean Kim Jain on Saturday won the men's and women's lead titles at the IFSC Climbing World Cup 2010 held in west China's Qinghai province.

Eight athletes participated in men's lead final, but no one reached the summit. Austria's Jacob Schubert finished runner-up and Frenchman Gauthier Supper was third.

"It is really hard this time as no one can reach the top," said the 17-year-old Ondra, the current world No.1 in men's lead.

He fell down from the artificial wall when climbing over the second roof but it's good enough to grab the gold as six of the finalists even failed at the first roof.

"When I fell down I made a big mistake," said Ondra, "because I tried to match a really small hold instead of going across, it was a big mistake."

"I am really happy and really surprised, as I climbed so bad but could still win."

The lead final was also a difficult one for the girls as most of them fell down before the half of the route.

"This year's competition is really difficult," said the 21-year-old Kim, ranked No. 3 in the world. "It's a very hard route for me so I was so nervous. But I think I enjoyed the game and I was happy (for the win)."

Japan's Kobayash Yuka and her teammate Noguchi Akiyo were second and third respectively.

Source: Xinhua


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