Ondra and Garnbret comment on their victories

11 July 2022

Stasa Gejo, the Discovery+ commentator, made great interviews with the winners Adam Ondra and Janja Garnbret. (c) Petr Chodura

Ondra: “I definitely needed a break after the Olympics, but now I feel it’s the time – I got hungry for competitions. I think I picked up the best Lead World Cup on the circuit which is Chamonix and it was a great decision – I enjoyed climbing here. I love climbing when it’s actually dark, that’s when the time is still here in Chamonix and when all the crowd behind your back is unbelievable.

I think the more complex the route, the better for me. I especially liked the pinchy section at the top of the overhang. Then I was kind of disappointed that it was just a pure crimp fest, but I was pretty happy that I could actually recover a little bit before the last crimps. The last dyno I was pretty sure from observation that I could just reach, but it was not possible.


Garnbret: “I felt flowy. Usually I feel more nervous when I know a lot of girls before me already topped, but this time I was super calm and relaxed. I just climbed with a little bit of caution because I knew that I needed to top the route, but it was easy! Right now I’m really excited to go back home to fall back into a routine a little bit, and then I’m excited for Briançon.

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