The 18-year-old American gets three tops and four zones and prevails over Korean Dohyun Lee (two tops, four zones) in the last Bouldering World Cup competition of the season. In a dramatic finale in front of a great crowd in the "open-air arena" on the grounds of the Innsbruck climbing center, Duffy cheers from the top podium for the first time in the World Cup.
“This win means the world to me. Couldn't have dreamed of a better day to win. As an athlete, you can only get goosebumps in this impressive atmosphere. It was a show more than worthy of graduation from all of us," said the youngster from Colorado. “I was energized and pushed to my best. I still can't really believe it, I'm just overwhelmed! An incredible feeling, now I just want to enjoy the win.”
Yoshiyuki Ogata (JPN) takes two tops and four zones to round out the podium in third. With third place, the Japanese secures victory in the Boulder World Cup ranking.
Jongwon Chon (KOR) finished fourth, Kokoro Fujii (JPN) fifth and Yannick Flohe (GER) finished sixth.
Jakob Schubert dropped out in the semifinals, but was satisfied with 12th place. In the overall bouldering ranking, he ranks 12th despite missing Korea and a bad result in Meiringen.