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Climbers Schubert and Amon take third place at the World Cup in the USA

Climbers Schubert and Amon take third place at the World Cup in the USA

World climbing champion Jacob Schubert took to the bouldering podium for the first time in three years. The Olympic bronze medalist finished third on Saturday in Salt Lake City, as he did there in 2021. Jean-Luca Busch came in fifth but injured his knee in the final. Kevin Amon took his first podium finish in third place in the speed competition.

“Simply unbelievable. I will probably remember this day for a long time. I played in my first World Cup final in Salt Lake City last year. In my fifth appearance, I have now reached the World Cup final,” the 19-year-old said. exclaimed two-year-old Lower Austrian Amon.

The experienced Schubert showed that he was strong in his second favorite discipline; Only Japan's Sorato Anraku and Michi Narasaki were better than the six-time world champion. “To finally get on the podium at the World Cup again is great. But after the final I had mixed feelings. I didn’t climb quite as rock-climbing as I did in the semi-final. I’m very happy with the result,” Schubert said. “But in the last two rounds it was Bouldring is more at home,” he said, stressing the importance of the result in relation to the Olympic composition.

The final match was bitter for Bush, who injured his knee on the last rock. “We still have to clear that up. I performed great throughout the whole competition and I'm completely satisfied,” Bosch said. The women's semi-final with Jessica Biles will follow on Sunday (today), with the final scheduled for Monday.