IFSC Briancon 2023 Lead World Cup
The last IFSC Lead World Cup before a two weeks break, heading to the Climbing World Championship. Briancon has a brand new lead climbing wall for this event. Many top climbers had decided to skip Briancon such as Adam Ondra, Janja Garnbret, Jakob Schubert, Brook Raboutou and Alex Megos just to name a few. So there is a possibility to witness a first time winner for both the men’s and women’s finals.
IFSC Briancon Men’s Lead Finals Result
The men’s finals in Briancon looks like a Japanese domestic climbing competition. 7 out of the 8 finalists are Japanese athletes. Thus it is possible to have climbers from Japan occupying all 3 steps of the podium.
Sorato Anraku competed in his first senior World Cup back in April this year at Hachioji. He won his first IFSC World Cup gold for bouldering in Innsbruck and became the overall Boulder World Cup winner at just 16 years old. And at Briancon, Sorato again proved that he is one of the top climbers to beat. He finished top in the semi-final and is the only climber to top the final’s route to win his first gold in lead.
- SORATO ANRAKU | JPN
- TAISEI HOMMA | JPN
- SATONE YOSHIDA | JPN
IFSC Briancon Women’s Lead Finals Result
After competing in the finals numerous times and having to recover from injury at the beginning of the year. In Briancon, Vita Lukan was finally able to put together an amazing performance in the final to win her first IFSC gold.
- VITA LUKAN | SLO
- ELISKA ADAMOVSKA | CZE
- MANON HILY | FRA
Lead Finals Highlights – IFSC Briancon 2023
IFSC Men’s Lead Final – CONDENSED
IFSC Women’s Lead Final – CONDENSED
Next IFSC Event
The next IFSC event will the 2023 Climbing World Championship held in Bern, Switzerland from the 1st to the 12th of August 2023.