The final round of IFSC World Cup Hachioji-Tokyo 2017 gathered Sport Climbing fans from around the world for a grand show of Bouldering, and multiple distinguished guests attended the event.
Tickets were sold out on Sunday, with 2,340 spectators inside the Esforta Arena Hachioji, and the IFSC was proud to host a number of notable persons: Koichi Hagiuda, Executive Board Member Tokyo 2020 and Member of the House of Representatives; Takayuki Ishimori, Mayor of Hachioji City; and Koji Murohfushi, Sports Director Tokyo 2020.
Representatives of the Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association (JMSCA) and the IFSC also watched the exciting action, including JMSCA President Kuniaki Yagihara, IFSC President Marco Scolaris, IFSC Sport Vice-President Sport/Events Kobinata Toru, IFSC Sport Director Jérôme Meyer, and IFSC Marketing and Communications Director Anne Fuynel.
Online, the LIVE streaming of finals reached more views on YouTube than any single streaming for an IFSC World Cup event. The grand finale was also broadcast on NHK BS1 and Sky A, bringing top Sport Climbing action to more viewers in Japan.
Click here to watch the full replay of finals, or get a feel for the inspirational strength and technique of the world's best Bouldering athletes by watching the highlights below.