Natalia Grossman and Sean Bailey Make World Cup Lead Semifinals In Slovenia

In the first World Cup after the Olympics, the two Americans who did well in the Olympic run up cranked again, advancing to tomorrow's semifinals, while gold-medalist Janja Garnbret was her usual powerhouse.

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The qualification round in the Kranj Lead World Cup is a wrap, and two Americans—Natalia Grossman and Sean Bailey—will advance to the semifinal round tomorrow.

Other US placements are: Julia Duffy 33rd, Quinn Mason 37th, Kylie Cullen 39th, Ashley Fisher 42nd, Isaac Leff 40th, Charlie Osborne 49th, and Cody Stevenson 52nd.

Find the results below, and check back for more, including an analysis of the comp following finals.

Janja Garnbret psyches herself up for qualifiers. She won gold in climbing’s first Olympics in August. Photo: Jan Virt/IFSC


Sean Bailey continued his master class performance, advancing once again in a World Cup competition. Photo: Jan Virt/IFSC

Sean Bailey competes in the Lead Qualification during the IFSC Climbing World Cup 2021. Photo: Jan Virt/IFSC