14 hours of qualifiers, 15 Japanese in semis!

After 14 hours of climbing the qualifying round is over in Munich. Good route setting, many heartbreaks and great results for team Japan (15 climbers in semis).

Munich: The last Bouldering World Cup of 2018!

The 2018 IFSC Bouldering World Cup concludes this weekend in Munich with the biggest event of the series. About 300 climbers will compete and the overall medals will be decided under the majestic Olimpic Stadium.

Vail 2018, Qualifiying results

The World Cup has started in Vail. Hard problems for the women and, surprise, great results for team Japan. Good start for Alex Puccio too, she is in 1st place along with Fujii, Murai and Noguchi.

No rest allowed, time for Vail 2018!

Less than a week after Hachioji, the 2018 IFSC Bouldering World Cup continues in the USA. The beautiful town of Vail, Colorado, will host the 6th event of the season.

Revenge of the veterans, Moroni and Noguchi win in Hachioji

In this age in which it looks like teenagers are crushing comps every weekend, a couple of seasoned veterans, Gabri Moroni and Akiyo Noguchi took the gold in Hachioji. Both were competing before the IFSC even existed!

The World Cup continues in Japan! Hachioji 2018 Preview

After a short break, the 2018 IFSC Bouldering World Cup continues in Japan. Hachioji, located to the west of Tokyo, will host the 5th event of the season. The massive Japanese team will be in the spotlight and Shauna Coxsey will be competing again.

Qualifiying Highlights from Tai’an

The qualifying round in Tai’an has been a huge success for the Japanese team, they have a total of 17 climbers in semis. Jongwon Chon came back strong and sits in 3rd place.

Second World Cup in China | Tai’an 2018 Preview

The Asian Tour continues; the fourth IFSC Bouldering World Cup of 2018 will take place this weekend in the Chinese city of Tai’an. The participants are gonna be practically the same as in Chongqing with the addition of the Sourth Korean Team, Jongwon Chon included.

Chongqing 2018, some thoughts and a rant

Japan walked away from Chongqing with 3 medals more, including both golds. It was a spectacular final for Akiyo Noguchi and, unfortunately, an uneven one for the males. Here you have some thoughts about the comp (and a rant about the camerawork).

Double gold for Japan, Noguchi and Fujii win in Chongqing

Akiyo Noguchi and Kokoro Fujii won the 2018 IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Chongqing. Miho Nonaka, Sean McColl, Stasa Gejo and Alexey Rubtsov completed the podium.