IFSC Wujiang 2023 World Cup
Finally, we’ve reached the last IFSC World Cup of 2023. Wujiang China has an all-new indoor climbing facility for this event. Most top climbers had decided to sit out this last event. But the Japanese team has a huge contingent and the lead final result shows.
IFSC Wujiang Men’s Lead Finals Result
With 5 out of the 8 finalists coming from team Japan, it is very likely we’ll see at least one of them on the podium. But with such a strong group along with the newly crowned overall Lead World Cup winner Sorato Anraku, an all-Japanese podium is on the cards.
The final’s lead route was tough. Most climbers fell two-thirds of the way up finishing with 30 points and below. Sorato was the only climber to climb past 30 points winning the last Lead World Cup of 2023 in convincing fashion.
Sorato Anraku in his first year competing at the senior level at just 16 years old had won 4 World Cup gold, 1 for bouldering and 3 for lead. He finished the 2023 season as the overall World Cup winner in both Bouldering and Lead.
- SORATO ANRAKU | JPN
- SHION OMAHA | JPN
- TAISEI HOMMA | JPN
IFSC Wujiang Women’s Lead Finals Result
The overall winner of the 2023 Lead World Cup is up for grabs. And with Janja Garnbret’s absence in Wujiang, Jessica Pilz is the firm favourite. Jessica finished 2nd behind Ai Mori and finished the 2023 World Cup season as the overall Lead winner.
- AI MORI | JPN
- JESSICA PILZ | AUT
- NATSUKI TANII | JPN
Lead Finals Highlights – IFSC Wujiang 2023
IFSC 2023 Men’s Lead Overall winners
- SORATO ANRAKU | JPN – 4300
- ALEXANDER MEGOS | GER – 2650
- TAISEI HOMMA | JPN – 2455
IFSC 2023 Women’s Lead Overall winners
- JESSICA PILZ | AUT – 3235
- JANJA GARNBRET | SLO – 3000
- VITA LUKAN | SLO – 2725
IFSC Wujiang Men’s Speed Finals Result
The men’s speed event was dominated by China’s athletes. The China men’s team had been consistent all throughout 2023 with regular podium finishes. The final was an all-China affair between Peng Wu and JingJie Huang. Peng Wu edged out JingJie for the win by just 0.5 seconds. And Ryo Omasa of Japan beat E.Shin of Korea for the bronze medal.
- PENG WU | CHN
- JINGJIE HUANG | CHN
- RYO OMASA | JPN
IFSC Wujiang Women’s Speed Finals Result
The women’s final was between Lijuan Deng of China and Natalia Kalucka of Poland. Lijuan Deng finished just 0.1 seconds ahead of Natalia to win gold and Di Niu of China defeated A.Kalucka of Poland for the bronze medal.
- LIJUAN DENG | CHN
- NATALIA KALUCKA | POL
- DI NIU | CHN