Lead Duel: gold for Ondra and Posch
The last waltz of Rock Master 2010, which acted as the prologue to the IFSC World Championship 2011 in Arco, was all about the great Lead Duel. A final swing, one against the other, at full speed with the magnificent 8 +8 finalists of the Rock Master Lead.
The excruciating race up the massive Climbing Stadium wall was won by a lightening fast Adam Ondra, while the women’s event was won by another youngster, Katharina Posch from Austria, one of the best surprises of this Rock Master,
In the battle for first place Ondra beat Sean McColl from Canada, who won silver, while in the duel for bronze Jakob Schubert from Austria beat Frenchman Romain Desgranges.
Katharina Posch won gold by beating the Korean Jain Kim, while Alexandra Eyer from Switzerland beat Alizée Dufraisse in the battle for third place.
This is how the special 2010 Rock Master came to an end. It proved to be an impressive dress rehearsal for next year’s World Championship. The date for Arco is 15 to 24 July 2011, for 9 days of world-class climbing!
by Vinicio Stefanello, translation Nicholas Hobley