NARASAKI CLAIMS SECOND ASIAN TITLE IN TWO DAYS, SEO LEADS ALL-KOREAN PODIUM
Tokyo 2020 Olympian Narasaki Tomoa has been the undisputed protagonist of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Asian Championships Seoul 2022, so far.
The five-time World Cup gold medallist finished with three tops and four zones and ruled the men’s Boulder final, adding a second Asian title to the Lead one he secured 24 hours ago.
After taking it all in yesterday’s Lead event, Team Japan also swept the men’s Boulder podium, with Ogata Yoshiyuki placing second with three tops and three zones, and Konishi Katsura taking bronze with one top and three zones.
Yoshida Satone, also of Japan, finished in fourth place, followed by South Korea’s Chon Jongwon and Lee Sungsu, who respectively placed fifth and sixth.
For the complete results of the men’s Boulder event click here.
Competing on home turf, Seo Chaehyun led an all-Korean podium in the women’s Lead event, claiming gold despite failing to reach the top on the final route, and finishing ahead of her teammates Oh Gayeong and Kim Jain.
Seo concluded the round with the score of 43, well ahead of Oh, who fell lower and closed with 35+ – the same score as Kim. Thanks to a better placement in the semi-final round, Oh was granted the silver medal, and Kim took bronze.
Ito Futaba of Japan placed just outside of the podium in fourth place, while Tanii Natsuki, also of Japan, finished in fifth position. Luo Zhilu of China concluded in sixth place, followed by Sa Sol of South Korea in seventh, and Aoyagi Mia of Japan in eighth.
For the complete results of the women’s Lead event click here.
The IFSC Asian Championships Seoul 2022 will continue tomorrow with Speed qualifications, beginning at 12:00 PM (UTC+9:00), and finals, kicking off at 3:00 PM and streamed live on the YouTube channel of the Korea Alpine Federation.
News and updates about the event will be available on the IFSC official website, and on the Federation’s digital channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and //www.tiktok.com/@ifsclimbing">TikTok.