The lead and speed climbing world cup in Chamonix threw up more than a couple of surprises with ties, disqualifications and some very young climbers making their mark. In the men's event veteran competition climber Sean McColl surprised many by failing to make the final eight, a group that was dominated by Spaniard Ramón Julián Puigblanque. Ramón managed to grab the final hold but just couldn't quite control his wild swing 20m above the screaming Chamonix crowd. Second went to Adam Ondra with relative unknown Sebastian Halenke taking third. In the women's event, the Slovenians seemed to dominate with the two top spots going to Mina Markovič and 16-year-old Janja Garnbret. Third place went to another young gun, 18-year-old Jessica Pilz of Austria. Meanwhile in the speed climbing event, it was a pretty interesting day for the sport. Firstly in the women's event, Luliia Kaplina of Russia broke her own world record by 0.03s, but wasn't able to replicate this form in the finals as France's Anouck Jaubert, spurred on by her home crowd, took the gold. In the men's event, an unexpected result saw the two finalists scoring exactly the same time! This meant that the two competitors had to come out for another race. Unfortunately a false start from Ukrainian Danyil Boldyrev meant victory went to Czech athlete Libor Hroza.
Chamonix 2015 - World Records Smashed As A New Generation Arrives | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 537
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