The men’s Boulder qualification round of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup in Meiringen, Switzerland, closed the inaugural day of the event.

Zan Lovenjak Sudar of Slovenia and Narasaki Tomoa of Japan signed off at the top of the two groups of athletes, respectively with five tops and five zones, and four tops and five zones.

The Japanese team added five more climbers to the field of athletes advancing to the semi-final round: Ogata Yoshiyuki, Inoue Yuji, Dohi Keita, Takata Tomoaki, and Fujii Kokoro; while Gregor Vezonik, Anze Peharc, and Jernej Kruder joined their teammate Lovenjal Sudar.

Furthermore, France also placed four athletes in the top-20: Olympian Mickael Mawem, promising talents Paul Jenft and Mejdi Schalck, and 2021 World Championship bronze medalist Manuel Cornu.

For the full results of the men’s Boulder qualification round click here.

Here’s the full list of athletes that advanced to the semi-final round:

  • Zan Lovenjak Sudar (SLO)
  • Narasaki Tomoa (JPN)
  • Ogata Yoshiyuki (JPN)
  • Colin Duffy (USA)
  • Mickael Mawem (FRA)
  • Alexander Megos (GER)
  • Maximilian Milne (GBR)
  • Gregor Vezonik (SLO)
  • Paul Jenft (FRA)
  • Benjamin Hanna (USA)
  • Mejdi Schalck (FRA)
  • Inoue Yuji (JPN)
  • Dohi Keita (JPN)
  • Manuel Cornu (FRA)
  • Gholomali Baratzadeh (IRI)
  • Nicolai Uznik (AUT)
  • Anze Peharc (SLO)
  • Fujii Kokoro (JPN)
  • Takata Tomoaki (JPN)
  • Jernej Kruder (SLO)

Men’s Boulder event will reprise on Sunday: the semi-final is scheduled at 11:00 AM (UTC+2:00), while the final will kick off at 4:00 PM.

For information about broadcasting and live streaming of the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Meiringen click here. News and updates about the event will also be available on the IFSC website, and on the Federation’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

220408 IFSC News France Japan Slovenia bring four climbers each into the mens Boulder semi finalZan Lovenjak Sudar of Slovenia finished the men's Boulder qualification in Meiringen with 5 tops and five zones
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