The fall and the end of hope. Ondra is without a medal, he has not yet managed to win the Olympics

Climber Adam Ondra finished sixth overall at the World Championships.

After a promising result in bouldering, after which he achieved a fifth place with minimal loss of the podium, he wasted his stronger climb in difficulty.

He is not yet qualified for the Olympic Games. Participation in Paris was ensured by the medalists led by the victorious Austrian Jakob Schubert.

Ondra advanced to the eight-man final from sixth place, so he started third. He struggled hard on the first block until he reached the top zone on fifth down in the final minute. Then he advanced further and reached the final hold with one hand, but fell and did not register the top. Instead of under 25 points, he had just 9.6.

But he managed the other three rocks. After taking attempts into account, he had 84.1 points in the semi-final, while the third Japanese Sorato Anraku collected nine tenths of a point more. The American Colin Duffy is slightly ahead of Ondra.

According to the paper’s assumptions, last year’s European wetsuit vice-champion Ondra was supposed to take a rope attack on the podium, but just like in the specialized difficulty race and the wetsuit semi-finals, his great discipline didn’t work. for him in this championship.

He didn’t even enter the area where there are four points for every catch. He fell on the way to the 36th catch, which meant only 57.1 points out of a possible hundred.

He collects a total of 141.2 points and gradually descends in the standings. In the end, he was separated by 15.5 points from bronze medalist Tomoy Narasaki of Japan.

The struggling three-time world champion will have to fight for his participation in the Paris Olympics until next year. Five places will be up for grabs in the spring qualifying race series, with one still available for the European qualifying race.

Reigning European champion Schubert laid the foundations for a second bouldering gold medal when, like Narasaki, he climbed all the way and was only a tenth of a point behind at the second place.

In the difficulty, he confirmed the position of quadruple world champion and won this game with a gain of 84 points, finishing four holds below the top. He beat American Duffy, silver, in the combined by almost 23 points.

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