Potočar wins silver in lead at Climbing World Championships

Moscow – Luka Potočar won silver in the men’s lead event at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Moscow on Tuesday in what is the best career achievement for the 19-year-old Slovenian climber.

Potočar appeared in his first finals at the world championships and earned the 19th medal for Slovenia ever at the competition, the first in the lead event for men.

As many as 17 of these medals have been won by women climbers, including seven by Olympic gold medallist Janja Garnbret, who is not participating in the World Championships in Russia.

The previous best for Potočar at the world championships was 24th place in the lead in Innsbruck in 2018, while he was 8th at the European Championships in Edinburgh in 2019.