Alexander Megos won the first medal for German sport climbers at the World Championships in Bern. The 29-year-old from Erlangen was the only German Alpine Club athlete to reach the lead final on Sunday and took bronze. Gold went to Austria’s Jakob Schubert, who prevailed over Sorato Anraku from Japan. The biggest German medal hopes rested on Megos at the season highlight in Switzerland, after the Franconian had already stood on the World Cup podium twice this year.

Lead refers to classic lead climbing on a rope. The athletes try to climb a defined route in a given time without falling or to get higher than the competition. For Megos it is the third World Championship medal in this discipline. In 2018 he also won bronze in Innsbruck and a year later silver in Hachioji. In the second week of the World Cup, the combination format of bouldering and lead as well as the speed competitions are still pending in Bern.

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