The Japan Cup, which competes to be the best in Japan in sport climbing and bouldering, was held in Saga Prefecture, with Yoshiyuki Ogata winning the men's race for the first time, and Chia Narasaki, who has been selected to represent the Paris Olympics, coming in second place. .
Boulder sport climbing is an event in which participants compete to see how many courses they can climb, called ``challenges,'' and at the Paris Olympics, it will be held as ``Boulder & Lead,'' which is combined with ``Lead.''
The final of the Japan Cup, which competes to be the best in Japan, was held on the 12th in Taku City, Saga Prefecture.
Among the boys, Ogata, who won the overall championship for two years in a row until 2022 at the World Cup in Boulder, was the only player to be able to complete two of the four tasks to the end, leveraging his characteristic physical strength. I won this tournament for the first time.
Ogata said, ``Since Fukuoka is my hometown, I'm honestly happy that my family and others were cheering me on when the tournament was held in Saga.I want to do my best in the future for the World Cup.''
In addition, Narasaki, who has been selected as a representative for the Paris Olympics, completed the third slope with a "one-shot" technique, showing his good balance and climbing in one try. In all of the challenges, I reached a point in the middle of the course called the "zone" and came in second place.
Hiroto Anraku, a high school student who has also been selected to represent the Paris Olympics, struggled in the tasks that required power and came in 6th place.