Dubbed 'Super Schubert' by the Italian public, the Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist is back on the winning track after overcoming a covid illness. The 31-year-old from Innsbruck is crowned 'Rock Master 2022' after individual victories in bouldering and lead climbing. Jakob Schubert now feels well prepared for the European Championships in August.
The 35th edition of the legendary Rock Master Festival in Arco, Italy, was firmly in Austrian hands with the combined victories of Jessica Pilz and Jakob Schubert. After 2019, Schubert triumphed again at a venue that holds many emotions for the Tyrolean.
With a flash on the last boulder, the first competition in the afternoon goes to Schubert; only a few hours later there is a perfect duel on the lead wall between the best friends and long-time flat mates Michael Piccolruaz, competing for Italy in Tokyo, and Jakob Schubert.
In the end, the bronze medallist from Tokyo mastered the wall in just slightly over a minute (01:01min) ahead of his Italian competitor and considers the first test after overcoming his Covid illness a success.
After the successful trip to Lake Garda, the next competition on the agenda is the European Climbing Championships in Munich. There, the new Olympic combination will be climbed for the first time.
A Schubert never comes without ambitions and still reveals his objective: