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 very long time. I played in my first World Cup in Salt Lake City last year. In my fifth participation, I have now reached the World Cup final,” said 19-year-old Amon from Lower Austria. .

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 play the rocks as well as I did in the semi-final. I’m very happy with the result, but there was more to it,” Schubert said. In the last two rock climbing events,” he stressed, 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 now. She performed brilliantly throughout the entire competition and I'm completely satisfied,” said Busch. The women's semi-final with Jessica Biles will follow on Sunday (today), with the final scheduled to take place on Monday.

From: Abba