Grossman In First as Climbers Advance to World Cup Finals

Three Americans continued Team USA's streak on the world stage.

Photo: Daniel Gajda/IFSC

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Results are in from the semifinal round of the Chamonix Lead World Cup. Three Americans will advance to finals: Natalia Grossman, Ashima Shiraishi and Sean Bailey. Finals begin tomorrow at 12:30 PM MDT.

Julia Chanourdie (FR) cranked through semis to earn a berth at the Lead Finals. Photo: Daniel Gajda/IFSC

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Check back for results and a recap.



  1. Natalia Grossman (USA)
  2. Aleksandra Totkova (BUL)
  3. Dinara Fakhritdinova (RUS)
  4. Julia Chanourdie (FRA)
  5. Vita Lukan (SLO)
  6. Laura Rogora (ITA)
  7. Natsuki Taniii (JPN)
  8. Ashima Shiraishi (USA)


  1. Sascha Lehmann (SUI)
  2. Stefano Ghisolfi (ITA)
  3. Paul Jenft (FRA)
  4. Luka Potocar (SLO)
  5. Sean Bailey (USA)
  6. Martin Stranik (CZE)
  7. Victor Baudrand (CAN)
  8. Marcello Bombardi (ITA)
Sean Bailey, recent two-time gold medalist, in today’s semis. Photo: Daniel Gajda/IFSC

Natalia Grossman finished today in first place, moving on to the finals in a great position.

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