The fourth World Cup of 2017 will be taking place in Hachioji, Tokyo on May 6 and 7. In 2020, 20 men and 20 women will climb in Tokyo for the Olympic Games.
There will be more Canadians competing than at any previous World Cup stop so far this year.
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The big story of 2017 for team Canada is still Alannah Yip’s fifth place finish in Chongqing. Last week’s comp in Nanjing proved difficult for many, mostly due to the outdoor venue and hot temperatures.
In Tokyo, Eva Thompson will making her debut on the World Cup circuit this year, as will Ayo Sopeju, Zach Richardson and Matt Wellington. Continuing their comp season will be Sean McColl, Jake Tiger, Seb Lazure, Jj Mah and Yip.
At this point in the 2017 Boulder World Cup schedule, Yip is 16th overall and McColl is 24th.
For more information on the event visit here, you can watch replays from this year’s other circuit stops here and tune back this weekend to watch the Tokyo comp. Click on the clip below to watch Yip training Morioka.
The Canadian team is currently in Morioka, Japan for a few days of training before the next World Cup in Hachioji! Today we had a great training session at the local gym with some fun boulders, and a lovely welcome dinner hosted by the city. Looking forward to the next few days here 🇯🇵🇨🇦 • Video by @boilerroomclimbing