Japanese Ito & Ogata win Superfinals at adidas Rockstars – Garnbret (SLO) second!

4,000 enthusiastic spectators at the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany witnessed a world-class climbing event which included the sport’s top stars, a fun, Rock themed atmosphere and an exciting Superfinal. Futuba Ito (JPN) and Yoshiyuki Ogata (JPN) won the title this year against a very impressive collection of international athletes after they were able to pull off the final victory on the super boulder against Janja Garnbret (SLO) and Florian Klingler (AUT) respectively.

The start list reads like the who’s who of bouldering. Among the competitors of adidas ROCKSTARS 2019 are the defending champions Miho Nonaka (JPN) and Jernej Kruder (SLO), the incredibly gifted Janja Garnbret (SLO), who won this year’s overall bouldering world cup as well as a triple World Champion title (Boulder, Lead, Olympic Combined), the triple adidas ROCKSTAR Sean McColl (CAN) and the two-time overall bouldering world cup winners, Shauna Coxsey (GBR) and Jongwon Chon (KOR).

Climbing added to 2020 Olympics
Sport climbing has become an international high-performance sport and the IOC has now put a spotlight on it by officially approving climbing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The olympic competition combines three disciplines: lead climbing, bouldering and speed climbing.

Results Women TOP 6:

1 – Futaba Ito (JPN)
2 – Janja Garnbret (SLO)
3 – Ai Mori (JPN)
4 – Miho Nonaka (JPN)
5 – Shauna Coxsey (GBR)
6 – Lucka Rakovec (SLO)

Results Men TOP 6:

1 – Yoshiyuki Ogata (JPN)
2 – Florian Klingler (AUT)
3 – Jongwon Chon (KOR)
4 – Kai Harada (JPN)
5 – Kokoro Fujii (JPN)
6 – Gregor Vezonik (SLO)

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