Title fights in Japan: Climbing pro Megos as favorite in World Cup final
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Hachioji (AP) - Climbing pro Alexander Megos reaches for the next German medal at the World Championships in Japan.
In the lead discipline, ie classic climbing, the athlete from Erlangen on Thursday is the best of the semi-finals in the fight for the title from 13.00 clock (CEST). The 26-year-old clearly came the furthest up the wall in a confident showing in the morning, barely missing the last leg of the difficult route.
He is the last starter and favorite in the final in Hachioji, after he had climbed the podium in two World Cups in the season. In 2018 he had won WC bronze in the discipline. He can become the first German climbing world champion in history.
Megos can also give the German Alpine Club the second medal in Japan after bronze by Yannick Flohé in the bouldering discipline. He also wants to bring in a good starting position for the combination competition. The first seven grid positions for the 2020 Olympic Games will be awarded there for the World Cup.
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