WYCH Innsbruck 2017 Youth B Boulder Finals
The crowd poured back into the venue in Innsbruck after another big day at the 2017 Youth World Champs in Innsbruck, excited to see something special.
Youth B is our first opportunity to see the next generation of rising stars in World Competition and everyone was looking to see if there was another Ashima, another Dmitrii or the like in the field. Indeed it is quite possible some of the athletes we saw that evening will be in action in Tokyo in 2020 at the Olympic games.
It was a superb showing by the Japanese youngsters, with the girls podium made up exclusively with athletes from the land of the rising sun. Futaba Ito led the way, and was matched in the mens by her countryman Rei Kawamata who edged out young Russian star and second generation international climber Semen Ovchinnikov.
All the photos are also available in high res at http://WYCH Innsbruck 2017 Junior Boulder Finals