The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Championships Bern 2023 is not only awarding world title in all Climbing disciplines, but it will also serve as the first qualification event for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

The ranking of the men’s Boulder & Lead event, following finals in both single disciplines, includes a full range of five Japanese athletes, led by 16-year-old Sorato Anraku in first place, and enlisting Tokyo 2020 Olympian Tomoa Narasaki and former Boulder World Cup winner Yoshiyuki Ogata.

The full list of athletes qualified for the men’s Boulder & Lead semi-final is as follows:

  • Sorato Anraku (JPN)
  • Jakob Schubert (AUT)
  • Dohyun Lee (KOR)
  • Mejdi Schalck (FRA)
  • Mickael Mawem (FRA)
  • Alexander Megos (GER)
  • Adam Ondra (CZE)
  • Paul Jenft (FRA)
  • Sam Avezou (FRA)
  • Nicolai Uznik (AUT)
  • Yannick Flohé (GER)
  • Ao Yurikusa (JPN)
  • Toby Roberts (GBR)
  • Tomoa Narasaki (JPN)
  • Yoshiyuki Ogata (JPN)
  • Sean Bailey (USA)
  • Sascha Lehmann (SUI)
  • Yunchan Song (KOR)
  • Meichi Narasaki (JPN)
  • Colin Duffy (USA)

For the detailed men’s Boulder & Lead ranking click here.

The men’s Boulder & Lead semi-final is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 9 August: the Boulder round will start at 1:00 PM (UTC+2:00), while the Lead one will start at 20:30.

News and updates about the IFSC World Championships Bern 2023 will be available on the official website of the event, on the IFSC event page, and on the Federation’s digital channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and exclusively for the Chinese audience, Douyin and Weibo.

230807 IFSC News Mens Boulder Lead semi final to feature five Japanese climbersSorato Anraku of Japan ranked first in the men's Boulder & Lead ranking after the single disciplines' events
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