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  1. The 2019 Bouldering World Cup Finals in Munich showcased a decidedly European field of competitors. With most of the Japanese greats skipping the competition (perhaps to train for the upcoming Combined Japan Cup), the Men’s Final was nonetheless stacked with familiar bouldering juggernauts. After illness and an unfortunate performance in Wujiang kept him out of the pack for the last two World Cups, the great Adam Ondra (CZE) pulled ahead early as the [only competitor to complete M1](, and after three consecutive flashes was poised to claim his second gold of the season. However, a [tragic miscalculation]( cost him the zone hold, relegating him to second place behind 2018 Combined World Champion Jakob Schubert (AUT), who earned his first gold of the season. Jan Hojer (GER) had a difficult final, but did the home crowd justice with a [beautiful flash on M4](, securing third place and ensuring that the podium was a repeat of the 2018 Combined Championships in Innsbruck.

    After dominating a heinous semi-final round which saw only 5 tops amongst all competitors, it was perhaps destined that phenomenon Janja Garnbret (SLO) would claim her 5th consecutive Bouldering World Cup gold, completing all four boulders in five attempts. Fanny Gibert (FRA) followed close behind on attempts, but it was Mia Krampl (SLO) who turned in the most exciting performance of the night, battling through the pain of a knee injury to turn in a thrilling three tops, and an [incredible flash on W4](, in which she utilized a Figure of Four and kneebar to secure the top, and an emotional third place.

    The IFSC heads to the United States in two weeks for the final Bouldering World Cup of the season in Vail, Colarado.

    Full Footage available via the IFSC YouTube Channel:


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