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Domen Skofic, Magdalena Röck Victorious at Imst Lead World Cup

Domen Skofic, of Slovenia, and Magdalena Röck, of Austria, win the fourth IFSC Lead World Cup of the 2016 season in Imst, Austria.

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Magdalena Röck, of Austria, on her way to first place in finals at Imst. Photo: Eddie Fowke / IFSC. After four IFSC Lead World Cups in the 2016 season, there has yet to be a competition where a Slovenian climber
hasn’t won a gold medal. In Imst, Austria this weekend, Domen Skofic kept the streak rolling. He won the men’s field for his third time this season.

Skofic took first place at the first lead world cup on the year in Chamonix, France and first place in Briançon, France. He placed 13th in Villars, Switzerland. “[Fourth] stage and 3rd win this year, I’m just speechless!” he wrote on Instagram following his victory.
“On observation I couldn’t even get through the whole route so I had to improvise the last part. Honestly I don’t know how I stuck the last few holds.
Huge fight!

His teammate, Janja Garnbret, who won the first three lead world cups for women, placed fifth overall in Imst. Austrian climber Magdalena Röck broke Garnbret’s
gold-medal streak and took gold on her home turf, for the second time. Imst was Röck’s best result so far this season, after a third place finish in
Briançon, fifth in Villars and fourth in Chamonix.

In finals, Röck won by positive movement with 56+ points. Mina Markovic, of Slovenian, took a close second with 56 points. Jain Kim, of Korea, also racked
up 56 points but Markovic’s 59+ point performance against Kim’s 56+ in the semi-final round broke the tie. Anak Verhoeven, of Belgium, came in
fourth with 54 points; Garnbret fifth with 50+ points; Julia Chanourdie, of France, sixth with 45+ points; Tjasa Kalan, of Slovenia, seventh with 45+
points; and Anne-Sophie Koller, from Switzerland, eighth with 39 points, to complete the women’s finals field.

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi in finals. He placed sixth overall. Photo: Eddie Fowke / IFSC.On
the men’s side, Skofic’s high point earned him 53+ points, which tied Jakob Schubert of Austria. Skofic, however, took first overall with 52+ to Schubert’s
45+ in semi-finals. Frenchmen Gautier Supper took third with 50 points and Roman Desgranges fourth with 49+ points. German climber Sebastian Halenke
came in fifth with 49+ points; Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi sixth with 45+ points; Spanish climber Ramón Julian Puigblanque seventh with 43+ points;
and Korean climber Hanwool Kim eighth with 33 points, to complete men’s finals.

Representing the United States of America, Sean Bailey placed 35th and Martin Kuhnel 53rd for men, and Delaney Miller 27th (she missed semi-finals by one
place) and Julia Talbot 47th for women.

The next IFSC Lead and Speed World Cups will take place in Arco, Italy next weekend, on August 26 and 27. Check back for live streaming of semi-finals
and finals.

Watch the highlights from Imst finals:

RESULTS (Finals)

Men’s podium, from left: Jakob Schubert (second), Domen Skofic (first), Gautier Supper (third). Photo: Eddie Fowke / IFSC.

Men

1. Domen Skofic (SLO), 53+ points

2. Jakob Schubert (AUT), 53+ points

3. Gautier Supper (FRA), 50 points

4. Roman Desgranges (FRA), 49+ points

5. Sebastian Halenke (GER), 49+ points

6. Stefano Ghisolfi (ITA), 45+ points

7. Ramón Julian Puigblanque (ESP), 43+ points

8. Hanwool Kim (KOR), 33 points

Click here for complete MEN’S RESULTS

Women’s podium, from left: Mina Markovic (second), Magdalena Röck (first), Jain Kim (third). Photo: Eddie Fowke / IFSC.

Women

1. Magdalena Röck (AUT), 56+ points

2. Mina Markovic (SLO), 56 points

3. Jain Kim (KOR), 56 points

4. Anak Verhoeven (BEL), 54 points

5. Janja Garnbret (SLO), 50+ points

6. Julia Chanourdie (FRA), 45+ points

7. Tjasa Kalan (SLO), 45+ points

8. Anne-Sophie Koller (SUI), 39 points

Click here for complete WOMEN’S RESULTS

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