Tomoko Ogawa has repeated Dai Koyamada's Catharsis at Shiobara, Japan, thereby becoming the first woman to repeat a confirmed 8B+.
In her blog, she says she has worked the problem on and off for three years.
I will try to get in touch with Tomoko to hear what she has to say about this.
Tomoko Ogawa is sponsored by: adidas and Mad Rock
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