A few hours ago the final of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup took place in Meiringen, Switzerland. With an impressive performance in the last boulder, Tomoa Narasaki catapulted himself onto the podium. Closely followed by his compatriot Yoshiyuki Ogata. Third place went to Frenchman Mejdi Schalck.
Once again, the Japanese dominated a Boulder World Cup. Five out of ten athletes were in the semi-finals and the Japanese made up half of the participants in the final. Made it to the final Tomoa Narasaki, Yoshiyuki Ogata and Kokoro Fuji. The two French made for a minimal change Mejdi Schalck and Paul Jenft and the American Colin Duffy.
Here Mejdi Schalck fights his way into the final
Dynamic high ten
The men's bouldering final was all about dynamics, explosiveness, coordination and strength. The bouldering problems were fast and spectacular and made the audience boil. And provided the necessary motivation for the athletes.
The Japanese Tomoa Narasaki brought the explosiveness of the climbing to the top when he catapulted himself away from the starting pull of the last final boulder like no other and continued to climb to the top at breakneck speed. It was he who stood at the top of the podium in Meiringen.
Final ranking list Meiringen – men
|1||TOMOA||Narasaki||JPN||4T5Z 6 8||4T4Z 14 11||2T3Z 3 6|
|2||YOSHIYUKI||Ogata||JPN||4T5Z 10 13||2T4Z 5 6||2T3Z 5 19|
|3||MEJDI||SCHALCK||FRA||4T5Z 10 10||3T4Z 8 5||2T3Z 7 9|
|4||PAUL||JENFT||FRA||4T5Z 8 17||2T4Z 5 7||2T3Z 15 18|
|5||COLLIN||DUFFY||USA||5T5Z 14 12||3T4Z 10 12||1T4Z 19 27|
|6||KOKORO||FUJII||JPN||4T4Z 16 7||4T4Z 12 8||1T3Z 4 27|
Highlights of the qualifying round
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Credits: Ryu Voelkel