While the women's podium was even, three Japanese took the podium for the men. Austria took fourth place with Nicolai Uznik. Neither Switzerland nor Germany were represented in the final.
A heavy thunderstorm may have disrupted the bouldering final in Innsbruck, but it certainly did not dampen the mood of the athletes and their supporting teammates.
Once again the Bouldering World Cup final was dominated by the Japanese. A total of six of the twelve starting positions were occupied by Japanese athletes.
Boulder finals canceled due to thunderstorms
After the third final boulder, the women's final was canceled due to a strong thunderstorm and so the results were calculated on the basis of three instead of four boulders. Janja Garnbret from Slovenia flashed all three bouldering problems and thus secured first place. This after she won the gold medal at the Lead World Cup the night before.
Close behind Janja Garnbret lay the American Natalia Grossman, which also topped all boulders and won a bouldering world cup medal for the fourth time this season. The Serbian athlete completed the women's podium Stasa Gejo.
Men's final postponed
The Japanese climbed the men who started a little later than planned because of the storm Yoshiyuki Ogata, Tomoa Narasaki and Kokoro Fujii on the podium. With two out of three boulders, Yoshiyuki Ogata secured first place and won his second World Cup gold medal. His teammates Tomoa Narasaki and Kokoro Fujii took second and third place.
Video: Repetition of the Bouldering World Cup final
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