Sport Climbing’s First Olympic Qualified Athletes

After a series of long back-to-back days in the IFSC World Championships 2019 featuring all three Sport Climbing disciplines – Speed, Lead and Boulder – the IFSC is pleased to announce the first group of Olympic qualified athletes in the history of Sport Climbing.

Over 156 athletes competed in all three disciplines at the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019 with the hopes of earning a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Following a week of competition, the top 20 climbers in each gender were selected to participate in the Combined World Championships and the first Olympic qualifying event. The seven highest-placed athletes per gender of the Combined World Championships, with a maximum of two per country, will receive invitations for the Olympic Games.

Women’s Qualified Athletes

  1. Janja GARNBRET (SLO)
  2. Akiyo NOGUCHI (JPN)
  3. Shauna COXSEY (GBR)
  4. Aleksandra MIROSLAW (POL)
  5. Miho NONAKA (JPN)
  6. Petra KLINGLER (SUI)
  7. Brooke RABOUTOU (USA)

Men’s Qualified Athletes

  1. Tomoa NARASAKI (JPN)
  2. Jakob SCHUBERT (AUT)
  3. Rishat KHAIBULLIN (KAZ)
  4. Kai HARADA (JPN)
  5. Mickael MAWEM (FRA)
  6. Alexander MEGOS (GER)
  7. Ludovico FOSSALI (ITA)

All qualification places are provisional until confirmed by each athlete’s National Olympic Committee (NOC). Formal invitations will be sent by the IFSC to the relevant NOCs within five days of the conclusion of the Combined World Championships. The NOCs will then have two weeks to either confirm or decline the quota places.

The next qualifying event for Tokyo 2020 will be held from 28 November to 1 December 2019 at the IFSC Climbing Combined Qualifier in Tournefeuille-Toulouse, France. Six additional athletes will qualify for the Olympic Games at this event.

Find more information about Sport Climbing’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System here.

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