Luka Potočar wins gold and Janja Garnbret wins silver at the first-ever World Cup in Koper

In front of his home crowd, Luka Potočar showed he's in great shape by winning his first World Cup gold medal in Koper. Janja Garnbret, the best Slovenian female climber, won silver, adding another medal for Slovenia. The huge crowd gave all the athletes a bit of extra energy and drive and made for a wonderful atmosphere.

World Cup event with the best Slovenian sport climbers at the new venue in Koper

After twenty-five years of organizing elite-level sport climbing events in Kranj, the next World Cup will be held in the coastal town of Koper. This year, for the first time ever, the 26th World Cup event will be held at the outside wall of the Koper - Plus Climbing centre on the 2nd and 3rd September 2022. As many as 123 climbers from twenty-four countries will take part, including the 17-strong Slovenian team with the European champion Janja Garnbret.

Second win for Janja Garnbret in Kranj and first podium for Luka Potočar

Olympic gold medallist Janja Garnbret won the 31st World Cup gold medal of her career and her second at the IFSC Lead World Cup Kranj. Young Luka Potočar, who's having an excellent season, claimed his first podium finish. "From the semi-finals on, the Zlato Polje Sports Hall hosted another wonderful event. Six Slovenians in the finals! That's truly incredible," said Luka Fonda, Slovenia Climbing Team coach.


The world’s best climbers and the Olympic gold medallist at the Kranj World Cup

This year, Kranj will host its 25th climbing World Cup event. The world’s best climbers, including the Olympic gold medallist Janja Garnbret, will compete at the Zlato Polje Sports Hall on 3rd and 4th September. 


Sport Climbing: Lučka Rakovec Claims Bronze in Kranj

Slovene sport climbing fans had an intense weekend, with the arrival of the IFSC Lead Climbing World Cup to Kranj. The competition landed in Slovenia with a wide range of possibilities ahead. Before this weekend, on women’s competition Chaehyun Seo from Korea was leading the way with two victories, while local hero Janja Ganrbret closely followed in the second place in the overall ranking.


Kranj to Challenge World Champions

Over one month after the conclusion of the IFSC Climbing World Championships, the IFSC Lead World Cup 2019 season picks up again, this time with new world champions, Janja GARNBRET (SLO) and Adam ONDRA (CZE) looking to ride the momentum of their latest win to clinch another gold medal.

Friday, September 2nd
women & men
women and men
Saturday, September 3th
Finals 20:00
Awards Ceremony (after finals)

IFSC Climbing Worldcup Standings

IFSC Climbing Worldcup 2019 (LEAD)

Women Men National Team Ranking

Videos from competition 2021

Semi-finals Men / Women 2021

Finals Men / Women 2021

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