Having dominated the semi-finals on Friday as the only woman to reach the top, Garnbret looked set for a famous victory in front of her home fans.
However, Ai Mori of Japan orchestrated one of the biggest upsets of the season by reaching 30+, which proved to be a climb too far for the Olympic champion. Garnbret had to be content with second place with 27+. Brooke Raboutou of the United States finished third with +23.
World lead silver medallist Luka Potočar made a stunning start in front of his home crowd claiming a first-ever World Cup win,
Potočar and Swiss climber Sascha Lehmann reached the same height, but the Slovenian earned the top spot courtesy of his superiour position in the semi-finals. Germany’s Yannick Flohe finished third with 29+.
IFSC Climbing World Cup Lead - Koper 2022 - schedule (all times CEST, UTC+2)
The event in Koper is taking place on a new wall, which was finished earlier this year, at the city's Plus Climbing Centre and Bonifika Stadium complex.
Friday 2 September
- 9am–2pm: Women's and men's lead qualifications
- 8pm–10:30pm: Women's and men's lead semi-finals
Saturday 3 September
- 8pm: Men's lead final
- 9pm: Women's lead final
How to watch Janja Garnbret and others at Lead Climbing World Cup Koper 2022
You can catch replays of all the action from the semi-finals and finals from Koper on 2 and 3 September right here on Olympics.com! Geo-restrictions may apply.