20 May 2023

5 straight flashes for Grossman and Van Duysen in SLC

In the third Boulder World Cup in 2023, in Salt Lake City, Natalia Grossman (USA) and Hannes Van Duysen (BEL) flashed all their five boulders. Miho Nonaka (JPN) and Tomoa Narasaki (JPN) won the two other qualification groups needing seven respectively six attempts.

Japan got all their seven participating females in the Top-23 and all their seven males in the Top-27. Also the USA got great results with a total of nine athletes making it to the Top-20 semifinal. Jernej Kruder (SLO) #42made his 84th Boulder WC which is an all-time male record for the discipline. Complete results

Natalia Grossman: “I’ve been dealing with some stomach stuff, which is hard to deal with when you’re traveling. It’s just nice to be home and be able to do what I normally do. My one goal for tomorrow is to focus on the present, enjoy it, and have fun.

Miho Nonaka: “I’m very happy about my round, I love being here, the vibes are very good in Salt Lake City, I enjoyed it a lot. I don’t know if I would say I feel at home here, I definitely feel comfortable, I usually stay for a longer time, and the crowd is really enjoyable.”
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