OGATA CRUISES INTO THE MEN’S BOULDER SEMI-FINAL, TARGETS WORLD CUP TROPHY
The current leader of the IFSC Boulder World Cup ranking 2022, Japan’s Ogata Yoshiyuki, placed first in the men’s Boulder semi-final at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup in Innsbruck, putting himself in a strong position ahead of tonight’s final.
Ogata, who won men’s Boulder gold at the IFSC World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, concluded his round with three tops and four zones, and could secure the second World Cup trophy of his career.
Colin Duffy of the USA, Fujii Kokoro of Japan, Yannick Flohé of Germany, and Lee Dohyun of South Korea followed in second, third, fourth, and fifth place, respectively, all with three tops and four zones, and all separated by a different number of attempts to top or zone. Tokyo 2020 Olympian Chon Jongwon of South Korea completed the group of climbers that moved into the final round, placing sixth with two tops and four zones.
For the men’s Boulder semi-final full results click here.
For the provisional IFSC Boulder World Cup ranking 2022 click here.
The men’s Boulder final is scheduled to begin tonight at 7:45 PM (UTC+2:00). The women’s Boulder semi-final and final will take place tomorrow.
For information about broadcasting and live streaming of the IFSC Boulder and Lead World Cup in Innsbruck click here. News and updates about the event will be available on the IFSC website, and on the Federation’s social media profiles: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Ogata Yoshiyuki of Japan won four IFSC World Cup medals in 2022, so far
Photo: Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC