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Olympic favorite Janja Garnbret defended her world title, while Akiyo Noguchi secured a spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a runner-up finish in the women’s combined event at the IFSC World Championships at Esforta Arena Hachioji on Tuesday.

Garnbret, a 20-year-old Slovenian, secured the gold medal by finishing sixth, second and first in the speed, bouldering and lead disciplines, respectively.

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