Alex Puccio and Tonoa Narasaki took first place in Female and Male at the Adidas Rockstars 2017, where over 3,500 spectators watched athletes from around the world compete.
Puccio is having one of her strongest summers in years and winning Adidas Rockstars proves she’s back on top.
She recently won the Arco Rock Masters Master Bouldering competition before going on to climb New Baseline V14 in Magic Wood.
Narasaki won for the second year in a year after topping out the Super Final Boulder in 14 seconds last year and 16 this year. The only Canadian was Sean McColl, who did not advance.
Japan dominated Finals once again. The Japanese coaches recently told 8a.nu, “The Japanese coaches have said that power and endurance are what they focus on least.
“Instead, they just to go for as many challenges as possible, having fun jumping around above the madras. This also goes along with the Japanese culture focusing on improvements and continuous cooperation.
“If the coaches see that an athlete lacks a particular strength, they just build and recommend doing such moves rather than start lifting weights.”
See full results from Adidas Rockstars here and watch highlights below.
Finals Results Female/Male
1. A. Puccio / Tomoa Narasaki
2. J. Garnbret / J. Chon
3. M. Nonaka / K. Fujii
4. A. Noguchi / D. Sharafutdinoov
5. S. Coxsey / M. Yamauchi
6. A. Onoe / A. Rubtsov