Japan Dominates Bouldering World Cup

Japan dominates bouldering World Cup

Japanese climbers have dominated the fourth round of the Bouldering World Cup in Wujiang, China, taking four of the six medals.

In the men's competition, Tomoa Narasaki won gold by making three of the four tops. It was his first gold of the season. He had won silver in the third round.

Kai Harada, who won the gold medal in the IFSC Climbing World Championships last year, finished second.

Japanese climbers also took the 4th and 5th spots.

In the women's competition, three Japanese climbers advanced to the final.

Akiyo Noguchi took silver, as she did last week. The bronze medal went to 15-year-old Ai Mori who is competing in her first bouldering World Cup.

Last year's overall champion Miho Nonaka finally returned to competition this week after recovering from a shoulder injury. She finished fourth.

Slovenia's Janja Garnbret continued her winning streak, capturing her fourth consecutive gold.