Kokoro Fujii wins the semi-finals

This afternoon (15.09.) the Men's Bouldering semi-finals were held in the Olympiaworld. Some of the favourites, including Title-Defender Tomoa Narasaki (JPN) and the World Cup-Winner of 2018 Jernej Kruder (SLO), were eliminated from the competition. Only the athletes that were able to complete all four problems, were able to move into the finals. Kokoro Fujii (JPN) was the one who needed the lowest number of tries. Jakob Schubert finished 10th and therefore secured a place in the Combined Finals.

Almost 4000 spectators experienced semi-finals in the Olympiaworld that cannot be beaten in terms of excitement and class. Compared to the previous rounds the boulder problems were relatively easy. The many tops resulted in an extremely tight result. Tomoa Narasaki flashed three Boulders but failed to stick the top hold at one of the problems. He ended up 7th. Jernej Kruder, World Cup Winner of 2018, had a similar issue and was eliminated from the competition after not managing problem number 4. Adam Ondra had a very bad day and finished 17th. He has made Combined Finals. 

 There are 3 Japanese in the Bouldering finals: Fujii Kokoro, Keita Watabe and Kai Harada. Jongwon Chon, Gregor Vezonik and Nathan Phillips also reached finals. 

Jakob Schubert is among the Top 10 for the Olympic Combined Format-Finals 

Jakob Schubert demonstrated his bouldering skills. Only the first problem proved to be too difficult for him: he was merely missing centimetres to reach the top. A success at this problem would have put him into the finals. The Lead World Champion is still happy with his achievement: “I wanted to have fun at this competition and this definitely was the case today. It was a great round. The first Boulder definitely was doable, and I was really close. The third Boulder was really hard, the others were easier. I assume that the route-setters were a bit cautious after the challenging women's finals and set easier problems.” Therefore, Jakob Schubert is on the intermediate position 3 for the Combination. The move into Combined finals is guaranteed for him.

Male Bouldering Finals at 7 pm

The male Bouldering Finals will happen today at 7 pm in the Olympiaworld. The arena is completely sold-out. 
The medal-winners will be celebrated at 9.45 at the Marktplatz with an award ceremony. On Sunday the Combined Olympic Format (Speed, Boulder, Lead) will have its World Championships baptism of fire.


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