NARASAKI AND GARNBRET TAKE FIRST PLACE IN BOULDER SEMI-FINALS, LEAD PACK OF ATHLETES INTO TONIGHT’S SHOWDOWN
The final competition day of the IFSC Boulder and Speed World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, opened this morning with the men’s and boulder’s semi-finals.
Japan’s Tomoa Narasaki solved all four problem and closed atop the men’s ranking. United States’ Sean Bailey also closed the round with a perfect score, but ended up in second position because of a higher number of attempts. Bailey’s teammate Zach Galla qualified for the first World Cup final of his career with three tops and four zones.
The six climbers who entered tonight’s men’s Boulder final are:
- Tomoa Narasaki (JPN)
- Sean Bailey (USA)
- Zach Galla (USA)
- Yoshiyuki Ogata (JPN)
- Kokoro Fujii (JPN)
- Maximilian Milne (GBR)
For the men’s Boulder semi-final results click here.
In the women’s event, Slovenian star Janja Garnbret once again grabbed the top position with three tops and four zones, followed by Miho Nonaka of Japan and Oriane Bertone of France, who both recorded 2 tops and four zones – Nonaka placed second with a lower number of attempts to top.
The six female athletes qualified for the women’s Boulder final are:
- Janja Garnbret (SLO)
- Miho Nonaka (JPN)
- Oriane Bertone (FRA)
- Brooke Raboutou (USA)
- Stasa Gejo (SRB)
- Natalia Grossman (USA)
For the women’s Boulder semi-final results click here.
The IFSC World Cup in Salt Lake City will conclude tomotonightrrow with the men’s and women’s Boulder finals, starting at 5:00 PM (UTC-6:00). News and updates will be available on the IFSC website and on its social media profiles: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Tomoa Narasaki of Japan competes in the men's Boulder semi-final at the IFSC Boulder and Speed World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Photo: Daniel Gajda/IFSC