The IFSC Lead World Cup Series stopped in Briançon, France, for the first 2015 solo Lead competition this July 17-18, 2015. Despite a few rain showers prior to the Semi-Finals and Finals, the athletes managed to put on a great show in a truly electric atmosphere!
In the women’s competition, Jain Kim (KOR) secured gold after scoring a solid 47+. Jessica Pilz (AUT/Team SCARPA) scored the same result, and Jain Kim won thanks to her dominating performance in the Semi-Finals, where she was the only competitor to top the Female route. Anak Verhoeven (BEL) came 3rd.
In the men’s category, Finals were close until the last finalist, Gautier Supper (FRA/ Team SCARPA), stole the show in front of a mad crowd. He took gold with a strong margin, scoring a 49+ high above the screaming Briançon crowd. Japanese all-rounder Minoru Nakano came second with a 43+, and Austrian powerhouse Jakob Schubert took bronze with a 42+.