Narasaki, Leonardo win Salt Lake City World Cup in bouldering, speed

Legends of Sport Climbing Narasaki Tomova And Vedric Leonardo Only continues to grow.

Both won their sixth World Cup gold medals in their respective disciplines at the IFSC World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA on Sunday (May 21).

Three-time world champion and three-time Boulder World Cup season champion Japanese player Tomowa put on a dominant display, topping four routes — while lighting up three of them. (A flash comes to the top of a boulder on the climber’s first attempt).

26-year-old Narasaki finished fourth Tokyo 2020A Japanese 16-year-old led 1-2 Sorado that day He finished second as he topped all four boulders. Toby RobertsAn 18-year-old from the GB team won the bronze.

Indonesia’s Leonardo, the world record holder on the rise, clinched his second World Cup of the season. Wubeng China in the final. Her time of 4.95 was just shy of her 4.90 world record — set a few weeks earlier — and marked her third straight title in Salt Lake.

Leonardo’s teammate Chiromal Clark Denied domestic trust Samuel Watson A medal, he won bronze with 4.98.

Saturday (May 20), American Natalia Grossman And Alexandra Miroslav Poland, who held the world record for speed climbing, won the women’s bouldering and speed competitions respectively.

Climbing World Cup – Salt Lake: Narasaki, Leonardo dominate

„I am [feel] I am recovering now,” Narasaki said through an interpreter on the IFSC livestream. „I am very happy to have won in Salt Lake.”

Youngsters Unragu and Roberts went 1-2 at last year’s Youth World Championships in Dallas. While Roberts has a leading podium to his name from last season, this is the first World Cup podium for both youngsters.

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On pace, 26-year-old Leonardo finished a disappointing fifth at his home World Cup a few weeks ago, adding a gold to his win in Seoul this season – where he has been in record form.

„I’m very happy tonight, I’m very grateful to get this win, my third,” Leonardo said of his good form on this wall in Salt Lake.

Leonardo won his first World Cup gold in SLC in 2021 and defended his title in 2022. He now has six World Cup wins in speed climbing, which would be split into its own discipline Paris 2024 After the ascension debuted as a combined event Tokyo 2020.

Leonardo set the world record at Salt Lake in 2021, and that time stood at 5.25 for nearly a year before being broken by a bite in May 2022.

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