Jessica Pilz and Jakob Schubert new world champions
Austrian dominance at Innsbruck10 September 2018
Jessica Pilz and Jakob Schubert are the new Lead world champions thanks to their victories at the IFSC World Championship 2018 in Innsbruck.
The Austrians win at home during one of the most anticipated events of the season, the World Championship. Jacok Schubert and Jessica Pilz celebrate the title in front of the home crowd with 4000 people at the Kletterzentrum. The time was crucial for Jessica. Behind her the alien Janja Garnbret that equaled Pilz but with a few more seconds and then found herself second. Third the Korean Jain Kim.
"Everything seems so unreal for me," wrote Jessica, "and it seems like a dream. Climbing on top with my people was all I could wish for and it happened. Thanks to my coaches Reinhold Scherer, Kili Fischhuber and Roman Krajnik for giving everything to prepare me for this competition, my manager Michael Schöpf and my sponsors for the best support. Great congratulations to Janja Garnbret and Jain Kim. "
In the men's comp, second place for Adam Ondra and third for Alex Megos. "I do not believe it, the nervousness of the early moments was wiped out," said Jakob, who has so well repeated the success of Paris 2012, "and even after the half-way I was perfectly lucid. Good training allowed me to go up with enough reserves for the rest of the length of the final. "
Marcello Bombardi, first of Italian team, was ninth.