Garnbret makes history with hat trick at climbing worlds

Ljubljana, 20 August - Janja Garnbret has claimed her third gold medal at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Japan's Hachioji, securing the title in the combined, an Olympic discipline, on Tuesday. The 20-year-old Slovenian is the first ever climber to complete a hat trick in a single championships.

Slovenian climbing champion Janja Garnbret.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Garnbret had already secured gold in the women's lead discipline on Thursday after defending the title of bouldering world champion a week ago. Her sixth world championship gold medal overall makes her the most successful athlete in the history of the sport.

The latest achievement brings Slovenia's tally of medals at climbing world championships to 18.

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