Throughout the 2023 season the IFSC will bring some interesting facts and figures ahead of our events, in association with statistician Paul Higham. The first set of stats is for the upcoming World Cup series opener in Hachioji, Japan from 21 – 23 April 2023 at the Esforta Arena Hachioji.

IFSC World Cup Hachioji will the 387th Senior World Cup event and the 145th Boulder World Cup competition for men and women.
It will be the 12th World Cup event in Japan, but only the fifth Boulder World Cup in the Asian country. 
Top Stat: For every Boulder World Cup competition that has taken place in Japan, there has been at least one Japanese representative on the podium in both genders, however, there has never been a Japanese winner at a men’s Boulder World Cup in Japan. Narasaki Tomoa has won the Boulder World Championship in Hachioji in 2019, but there have been no men’s World Cup wins.

Women's Boulder competitors:

  • Petra Klinger (SUI): will be her 61st World Cup appearance in Boulder – fifth on the all time list for appearances in Boulder;
  • Fanny Gibert (FRA): will be her 48th World Cup appearance in Boulder – 11th on the all time list for appearances in Boulder;
  • Nonaka Miho (JPN): will be her 45th World Cup appearance in Boulder;
  • Sol Sa (KOR): will be her 44th World Cup appearance in Boulder;
  • Alannah Yip (CAN): will be her 30th World Cup appearance making her the Canadian female record holder.

Men's Boulder competitors:

  • Jernej Kruder (SLO): will be his 82nd World Cup appearance in Boulder – second on the all time list, just one behind Kilian Fischhuber (AUT) who is top with 83 appearances;
  • Jan Hojer (GER): will be his 58th World Cup appearance in Boulder, matching the German record of Jonas Baumann – 10th on all time list for appearances in Boulder;
  • Kokoro Fujii (JPN): will be his 51st World Cup appearance in Boulder;
  • Jakob Schubert (AUT): will be his 50th World Cup appearance in Boulder;
  • Alex Khazanov (ISR): will be his 41st World Cup appearance making him the Israeli record holder.

Women's Boulder podiums:

IFSC World Cup Kazo 2009:
G - Noguchi Akiyo (JPN), S - Jain Kim (KOR), B - Anna Stöhr (AUT)
IFSC World Cup Kazo 2016:
G - Shauna Coxsey (GBR), S - Melissa Le Neve (FRA), B – Nonaka Miho (JPN)
IFSC World Cup Hachioji 2017:  
G - Janja Garnbret (SLO), S – Noguchi Akiyo (JPN), B - Nonaka Miho (JPN)
IFSC World Cup Hachioji 2018:
G – Noguchi Akiyo (JPN), S – Nonaka Miho (JPN), B - Ekaterina Kipriianova (RUS)

Men's Boulder podiums:
IFSC World Cup Kazo 2009:
G - Stéphan Julien (FRA), S - Muraoka Tatsuya, (JPN) B - Rustam Gelmanov (RUS)
IFSC World Cup Kazo 2016:
G - Rustam Gelmanov (RUS), S - Michael Piccolruaz (ITA), B - Fujii Kokoro (JPN)
IFSC World Cup Hachioji 2017:
G - Aleksei Rubtsov (RUS), S - Narasaki Tomoa (JPN), B - Watabe Keita (JPN)
IFSC World Cup Hachioji 2018:
G - Gabriele Moroni (ITA), S - Narasaki Tomoa (JPN), B - Sugimoto Rei (JPN)

Sport Climbing stat master Paul Higham will be highlighting his top facts and figures throughout the 2023 season for the IFSC. Brit Higham, based in Chamonix, France, is a climbing superfan with a special talent for picking some stand-out stats for the IFSC event calendar. 

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