By: P.T., STA
Slovenian sports climber Jernej Kruder became the new European bouldering champion in Moscow, claiming the first ever European title for Slovenian men’s climbing. Kruder, who will turn 30 on 5 December, so far had a silver medal from the 2014 World Championship and the overall Bouldering World Cup win in 2018 to show for himself.
He won the World Cup event in Moscow last year and sealed the title today before even attempting the final boulder problem. This is already the 24th medal for Slovenia at European Championships, with Slovenian climbers grabbing at least one medal at ten consecutive championships ever since 2002.