Edinburgh Lead WC this weekend with ”media blackout”

EDITORIAL

9 September 2022

The Edinburgh Lead World Cup starts at 9:00 AM this Saturday with the qualification. On Sunday, the semis start at 11:00 and the Men's final at 6:00 PM followed by the Women's final at 7:00 PM. IFSC has made a statement. "During the event The British Mountaineering Council and GB Climbing will observe a media blackout. As an International Sports Federation we have a duty to continue to provide the global climbing community with information and results from our events, however, during this competition, on official IFSC channels, the media output will be reduced out of respect at this time and in support of the home nation event organisers.

Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family and everyone around the world mourning the loss of Her Majesty The Queen."


The seventh and last Lead WC will take place in Jakarta on 24-26/9. In theory, Chaehyun Seo can overtake Janja Garnbret but then Seo needs to win both the last two events at the same time Janja will be #25 or lower in both events. In the Top-7 female ranking, five took part in the Olympics. Among the male, here is the ranking counting all but one event.

1. Taisei Homma JPN 3 105
2. Luca Potocar SLO 2 545
3. Jesse Grupper USA 2 522
4. Yannick Flohé GER 2 455
5. Colin Duffy USA 2 390

6. Sascha Lehmann SUI 1 920
7. Ao Yurikusa JPN 1 914
8. Satone Yoshida JPN 1 835
9. Yoshyuki Ogiata JPN 1 745

In theory, also Alex Megos and Sean Bailey can win but they are not listed to participate in Edinburgh. In practice, it is the Top-5 that has good chances of winning. In any case, getting 4 200 points will most probably secure the overall title meaning that if Homma is #5 in both the last WCs or #1 and #25, he will secure the victory. Out of the nine top-ranked males, only Colin Duffy took part in the Olympics.

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