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Janja is critical towards time classifications in Lead
OffLine 8a.nu
  2018-09-09 00:00:00    
Janja Garnbret was the only one to top out four routes in the Lead World Championship in Innsbruck but as she was ten seconds slower than Jessica Pilz in the final, she was #2. Janja did show great sportmanship and did show a happy face congratulations Jessica but during the ceremony, it was obvious she was not that pleased. (c) Erich Spiess - Innsbruck2018

In the Slovenian website PZS she has expressed her thoughts.

"I'm really glad for the second place, but also a bit disappointed. I do not think that any competitor in difficulty should be classified by time, regardless of the rank. I'm happy that I climbed all the way to the top and proved that I know how to climb under pressure. I knew that Jessica had topped the route, I knew that time would be decisive, but it was a little sad that it was all about few seconds. The semi-finals were too easy, we saw four tops and no climbers could show which one is better."
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OffLine Franz the Stampede
  2018-09-09 16:24:46    
 I haven't followed the IFSC much lately. Is the time of the final now more important than the countback of the previous routes as a tie breaker?
OnLine John Render
  2018-09-09 18:59:01    
Franz, they had two groups for qualifying. So they can't count back to there. They can count back to semis, but four women tied for first there, each one topping the route. Fastest time decides the podium, if they tie in finals.

btw, Charlie said the difference between Jessica and Janja on the final route was 7 seconds.
OffLine Christoph Barthel
  2018-09-10 13:05:37    
Completely agree with Janja. Eventhough the event in general is really well organised, especially concerning what we are used to, there are plenty of obvious issues that need to be fixed in the future:
- way too many ties (style & difficulity of the routes)
- 6 minute rule leads to several problems
- camera-work (shots were above average, but too many "spectacular angles" = good for entertainment, bad for following the actual climbing!!)