OGATA, ONDRA SWEEP THE MEN’S BOULDER QUALIFICATION IN SALT LAKE CITY

It sporadically rained over the men’s Boulder qualification round in Salt Lake City, USA, where the second IFSC Boulder World Cup of the season kicked off this morning. The competition, however, was not affected by the changeable weather, as both the wall and part of the audience area were safely protected by a roof.

In the men’s event, the gold and silver medalists of the first Boulder World Cup of the season in Meiringen, Switzerland – Czech Republic’s Adam Ondra and Japan’s Ogata Yoshiyuki – were the only climbers who closed the round with a clean sweep of 5 tops and 5 zones. The Japanese athlete placed ahead of his rival with a lower number of attempts.

Ogata’s teammate Sugimoto Rei and French sensation Mejdi Schalck both closed in third place with the exact same score: 4 tops, 5 zones, 7 attempts to top, and 10 attempts to zone.

Full results of today’s men’s Boulder qualification are available here.

The 20 male climber qualified for tomorrow’s semi-final are:

  • Yoshiyuki Ogata (JPN)
  • Adam Ondra (CZE)
  • Rei Sugimoto (JPN)
  • Mejdi Schalck (FRA)
  • Alexander Megos (GER)
  • Mickael Mawem (FRA)
  • Nicolai Uznik (AUT)
  • Colin Duffy (USA)
  • Sohta Amagasa (JPN)
  • Anze Peharc (SLO)
  • Gregor Vezonik (SLO)
  • Aleksey Rubtsov (RUS)
  • Jakob Schubert (AUT)
  • Michael Piccolruaz (ITA)
  • Christoph Schweiger (GER)
  • Sean Bailey (USA)
  • Jan Hojer (GER)
  • Kokoro Fujii (JPN)
  • Simon Lorenzi (BEL)
  • Philipp Martin (GER)

The men’s and women’s semi-finals will start tomorrow at 11:00 AM (UTC-6:00), while the women’s final is scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM, followed by the men’s one.

News and updates about the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Salt Lake City will be available on the IFSC website and on its social media profiles: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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