Harrington 5th in World Cup


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Harrington 5th in World Cup

Colorado’s Emily Harrington, 20, finished fifth in a truncated World Cup lead-climbing comp in Dresden, Germany. Harrington tied for fourth place in the semifinals, and when the outdoor comp’s finals were rained out she ended up in fifth, based on her semi and qualifying-round results. This was Harrington’s best World Cup result; last year she won the silver medal at the biannual World Championships.

In the men’s competition, 15-year-old David Lama of Austria won his first World Cup, after finishing second last month in Belgium. The remarkable teenager leads the World Cup standings.

Women 1. Angela Eiter (AUT) 2. Sandrine Levet (FRA) 3. Muriel Sarkany (BEL) 4. Natalija Gros (SLO) 5. Emily Harrington (USA)

Men 1. David Lama (AUT) 2. Sylvain Millet (FRA) 3. Jorg Verhoeven (NED) 4. Tomás Mrázek (CZE) 5. Markus Hoppe (GER)Comment on this story