April 22, 2018 / 8:14 PM / 10 months ago

Narasaki and Garnbret win second stage of Bouldering World Cup in Moscow

(Reuters) - Slovenian Janja Garnbret and Japan’s Tomoa Narasaki won the second round of IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Moscow, with the two countries sweeping all six medals in the finals on Sunday.

World number two Garnbret and Miho Nonaka recorded the exact same score in the women’s final but Garnbret was declared winner after counting back to the semi-final results.

Nonaka was joined by fellow Japanese Akiyo Noguchi on the podium, who repeated her stellar performance from last week’s final in Meiringen, Switzerland for a second consecutive third-place finish.

Last year’s combined world champion Narasaki was impressive again for his gold medal, while Slovenia’s Jernej Kruder took second spot ahead of compatriot Gregor Vezonik.

In the speed climbing competition, Iran’s Reza Alipour won the men’s final in 5.82 seconds, ahead of Russian Vladislav Deulin.

Anouck Jaubert tied the world record with a time of 7.32 seconds in the women’s event to clinch the gold medal, while Iuliia Kaplina of Russia finished second.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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