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6 Japanese female Top-12 in qually
OffLine 8a.nu
  2018-08-17 00:00:00    
Janja Garnbret and Miho Nonaka topped all five boulders in their respectively group. Noteworthy is that Japan had six female in the Top-12 which is a new record for them and confirms their up-going trend. Complete results

Miho leads by five points ahead of Akiyo Noguchi in the overall ranking. Akiyo needs to be at worst #2 and beat Miho in order to win. Janja has only competed in two Boulder WCs in 2018 (1 - 2) and if she continues on that level she will probably be #4 overall.
OffLine Bojan
  2018-08-18 15:06:11    
How strange, after reading about Japanese domination in each and every article here on 8a, the winner of the 2018 world cup is -- Slovene! :P
OffLine Jens Larssen
  2018-08-18 15:33:45    
I think that 6 male Japanese Top-10 and 5 female Japanese Top-11 says it all.
OffLine Miha Pribosic
  2018-08-18 15:45:22    
says it all... hm... I am listening very carefuly for the last year and it still hasn't spoken to me. Not one word let alone all.
OffLine Jens Larssen
  2018-08-18 16:51:50    
Japan will have more than double as many points as the runner up overall. They will get four medals out of six overall. The Japanese domination has increased over several years and I bet there are very few global sports where we see one country dominate so much as in bouldering. I am sure, if all countries were allowed to send more athletes, the Japanese domination would be even bigger. The worst result among the female was #35 out of 102 competitors and among the male, the second worst was #35 out of 128 athletes.
OffLine John Render
  2018-08-18 20:01:26    
Bojan, if Janja had climbed the whole boulder season, Slovenia probably would have won the women's title as well.
OffLine Bojan
  2018-08-18 22:30:04    
>"I think that 6 male Japanese Top-10 and 5 female Japanese Top-11 says it all."

(Contrary to you) when I'm thinking of domination I think about winning, not being Top-10...

@John: Possible, but I don't want to speculate about that. Same may happen with Puccio... Anyway, congrats to Miho, she has shown great consistency this season.
OffLine Jens Larssen
  2018-08-18 22:56:08    
Talking about who has dominated, then we talk about which person has won. Talking about which country has dominated we have to look further down the list see which team has been stronger.
OffLine Bojan
  2018-08-19 09:58:22    
The final round is the most important, right? Aren't the competitions about winning?

If you wish, just call Japan has dominated in Munich, too :P