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Yuka Kobayashi

Yuka Kobayashi

Age: 31
Hometown: Tokai-mura, Ibaragi
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Tokai-mura, Ibaragi
National Federation
Japan Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association

Personal details

When you started competing in international competitions, did you see yourself being in the top-10?
Yes, I focused already with 16 years old to get into the top level. But I couldn't predict that I will be 12 years later still in there.
What motivated you to compete rather than just to climb outside?
During the competition, I can sometimes pushing my limits unexpectedly high. Additional motivation is the presence of many top stars.
What are some struggles you face as an athlete?
I am trying transcending of my own past every day.
What influenced you to start competing?
I was able to become aware of my ability. I never know before competing that I can climb front of many audience, I have strong mental, I can stand on podium.
Who most helped you get to where you are right now?
Family, friends and also I appreciate to MAMMMUT and FIVE TEN.
What advice could you give to Young Athletes?
Taking my example I am not tall, I don't have strong finger strength and my environment have not so good for training. But if you are able to make an effort and put all your passion to climbing you will possibly get a chance. This is my advice for the Young Athletes; go beyond your physical limits.
What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Shopping, walking to temple, hot spring