Jakob Schubert is the Lead World Champion for the third time

Tuesday, 21 September

In yet another great spectacular show in Moscow, Jakob Schubert topped out and was ahead over Luka Potocar, who had also topped it, due to countback. Jakob had to fight his way up but had full control on the last dyno to the top which Luka just barely did. Last out was Hamish McArthur who just the last month had won two golds in the Youth World Champion. Taking a very long rest just five moves from the top, sitting in the sixth position, he started to move and the clock was ticking. With some ten seconds left, he went for the top jug but was like three cm short meaning he got the bronze.

Fourth was Martin Stranik, the silver medalist in Boulder World Championship in 2007, who had his best comp season ever being 31-years-old. Fifth was Tomoa Narasaki and sixth, Sebastian Halenke who actually found a no-hands rest just five moves from the top.

1. Jakob Schubert AUT Top (c) Dimitris Tosidis
2. Luka Potocar SLO Top
3. Hamish McArthur GBR 46+
4. Martin Stranik CZE 46
5. Tomoa Narasaki JPN 46
6. Sebastian Halenke GER 44+
7. Yoshiyuki Ogata JPN 44+
8. Stefano Ghisolfi ITA 34+
Complete results

Jakob Schubert has previously won the Lead World Championship in 2012 and 2018. Including also his 19 victories in Lead World Cups, he is the best male Lead climber in history.

“I really had to fight hard on this route,” said Schubert. “I didn’t really like the technical part on the slab, I felt like I didn’t climb so well, but somehow I recovered. Obviously, I knew there was a top already, so I knew I had to give everything to reach the top hold. I still don’t know how, but I reached it!”

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