Tomoa Narasaki earns second overall World Cup bouldering title

More Sports Jun 9, 2019

Tomoa Narasaki earns second overall World Cup bouldering title

Tomoa Narasaki finished runner-up at the final bouldering World Cup event of the season on Saturday to earn his second overall title in three years. Narasaki, the 2016 overall and world champion, placed second behind compatriot Yoshiyuki Ogata in the final in Vail, Colorado. Ogata ...

Futaba Ito, Meichi Narasaki win bouldering gold for Japan

More Sports Nov 10, 2018

Futaba Ito, Meichi Narasaki win bouldering gold for Japan

Sixteen-year-old Futaba Ito won the women's bouldering final at the Asian sport climbing championships on Friday, finishing ahead of compatriot Nanako Kura. While the two climbers each completed three problems and four zones at Kurayoshi Sports and Cultural Hall, Ito clinched gold thanks to fewer ...

Japan sport climbers in hunt for men's, women's titles

More Sports Aug 25, 2018

Japan sport climbers in hunt for men's, women's titles

Tomoa Narasaki topped the qualifications of sport climbing combined at the Asian Games for the second straight day on Saturday, as all Japanese climbers qualified for the following day's final. Narasaki and Kokoro Fujii will gun for a medal in the men's event, while Akiyo ...

Tomoa Narasaki tops field on second day of sport climbing

More Sports Aug 24, 2018

Tomoa Narasaki tops field on second day of sport climbing

Tomoa Narasaki pulled off a nearly flawless showing Friday in bouldering qualification for sport climbing's men's combined event at the Asian Games. The 2016 overall world champion Narasaki topped the 23-man qualifier by completing four problems on seven attempts at Jakabaring Sport Center. In doing so, ...

Akiyo Noguchi wins third straight bouldering World Cup event

More Sports Jun 3, 2018

Akiyo Noguchi wins third straight bouldering World Cup event

Two years before sport climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Akiyo Noguchi won the women's championship in the fifth event of the bouldering World Cup season on Sunday. Her victory at Esforta Arena Hachioji in western Tokyo was Noguchi's third straight win on ...