XIAMEN AND SYDNEY TO HOST CONTINENTAL QUALIFYING EVENTS IN DECEMBER
After setting new dates for the IFSC European Championships, the International Federation of Sport Climbing - along with IFSC Asia and IFSC Oceania - is glad to announce that the IFSC Asian Championships have been rescheduled in Xiamen (CHN) from December 10 to 13, 2020; and the IFSC Oceania Championships have been rescheduled in Sydney (AUS) from December 19 to 20.
After initially being programmed in March 2020, both competitions had been postponed to a later date because of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the IFSC, the respective continental councils and event organisers to produce an additional effort and work towards a rescheduling.
As per the Qualifying System, each continental championship organised in 2020 will award two quota places for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – one slot per gender.
The only continental championship organised so far – in Los Angeles (USA) from February 24 to March 1 – saw Canada’s Alannah Yip and United States’ Colin Duffy earn a ticket for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. The IFSC European Championships have already been rescheduled in Moscow (RUS) from October 1 to 8, while the new dates of the African Championships have yet to be defined.