Ondra Is Double World Champion

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World champion Adam Ondra, flanked by Ramón Julian (left, silver medalist) and Sachi Amma (bronze medalist). IFSC-climbing.org photo.

World champion Adam Ondra, flanked by Ramón Julian (left, silver medalist) and Sachi Amma (bronze medalist). IFSC-climbing.org photo.

9/15/14 - Adam Ondra achieved an extraordinary double world championship in 2014, winning the lead climbing competition in Gijón, Spain, on September 14, three weeks after winning the bouldering world championship in Munich. Ondra had made competitions his primary climbing goal for 2014, and though he won only a single World Cup during the year, the 21-year-old Czech came up big when it counted, narrowly beating Spain's Ramón Julian Puigblanque for the biennial world championship of lead climbing.

Jain Kim of Korea, the 2013 and 2014 World Cup champion in lead climbing, stayed true to form in Spain, flashing the finals route to win the world championship.

Delaney Miller was the top-placed U.S. climber in Gijón, making the semifinals and finishing 16th overall among the women. American Brad Weaver led the U.S. men, finishing 40th.

Lead Climbing World Championship Gijón, SpainMen 1. Adam Ondra (CZE) 2. Ramón Julian Puigblanque (SPA) 3. Sachi Amma (JAP) 4. Domen Skofic (SLO) 5. Jakob Schubert (AUT) 6. Sean McColl (CAN) 7. Romain Desgranges (FRA) 8. Gautier Supper (FRA)40. Brad Weaver (USA) 48. Josh Larson (USA) 62. Joseph Gifford (USA) 64. John Brosler

Women 1. Jain Kim (KOR) 2. Mina Markovic (SLO) 3. Magdalena Röck (AUT) 4. Hélène Janicot (FRA) 5. Maja Vidmar (SLO) 6. Anak Verhoeven (BEL) 7. Yuka Kobayashi (JAP) 8. Charlotte Durif (FRA)16. Delaney Miller (USA)

Source: IFSC-Climbing.org