Last Olympic sport climbing spots assigned against Japan's wishes

Olympics Dec 13, 2020

Last Olympic sport climbing spots assigned against Japan's wishes

Kai Harada and Miho Nonaka sealed Japan's final sport climbing berths in next summer's Tokyo Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed a suit by the Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association, the body said Saturday. Although the ruling does not change the ...

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 ...