It’s the second time that FISE Hiroshima has hosted the IFSC Bouldering International Series. Last year, the competition format was the traditional World Cup format, but they changed it for this edition to make it more suitable for such a festival as FISE. And this strategy paid off, as the massive crowd which gathered to watch it showed. The energy from the public spurred on the Japanese athletes which resulted in a Top 5 exclusively made up of Japanese athletes. The very experienced athlete on the World Cup circuit Keita Dohi took the gold, and was described as “intelligent and precise like a machine” by the judges. With a completely different style, Yuji Inoue reached the second spot on the podium with his quick and powerful method. The Top 3 was completed by Keita Watabe, who was not to at his best today. Stay for the women’s final tomorrow!
All the results HERE