In the men's category, Domen Skofic (SLO) took gold after an exceptionnal weekend. He managed to top all the routes that were proposed to him, securing gold for the first time in his career, and the 20-year-old's performance on the final route was a great display of technique and climbing efficiency. In a more powerful style, Jakob Schubert (AUT) made quick work of the final route’s dynamic moves, and he fell off the very last hold after a tough battle. Ramon Julian Puigblanque (ESP) completes the podium with a solid score of 48+. The Spanish powerhouse certainly impressed the crowd with a very dynamic style of climbing and an incredible display of power and endurance throughout the route!
On the women's side, after a rocky last few weeks at the Lead World Cups in Imst and Stavanger, in which she finished 12th and 4th respectively, Jain Kim showed us this weekend what makes her the reigning Lead World Champion. The Korean prodigy was the only woman to top all the routes, and it was her 5th consecutive victory in Puurs. Right behind her, Mina Markovic (SLO) also topped the final route, and the two were separated using their semi-final results. Buoyed by the intense cheers of her home crowd, Anak Verhoeven (BEL) managed to grab a podium spot with a score of 48+.
Domen Skofic climb with Instinct VS