Janja Garnbret suffers shock World Cup defeat on home soil as compatriot Potočar claims men's victory in Slovenia - Results

The IFSC Climbing World Cup is taking place in Koper from 2 to 3 September and you can watch the action on Olympics.com right here.

By Ockert De Villiers | Created 3 September 2022.
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Olympic and European champion Janja Garnbret suffered a shock defeat in the women's lead final on day two of the IFSC Climbing World Cup competition in Koper, Slovenia, on Saturday (3 September).

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.

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