During the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) added Sport Climbing to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Games will take place in Tokyo (JPN) from 24th July – 9th August 2020. The competition will include the Combined format which will feature all three Sport Climbing disciplines, Boulder, Lead and Speed in one event with a total of six medals handed out to our sport’s first Olympic athletes.

Schedule for Tokyo 2020

Men’s Qualification
4 August
Women’s Qualification
5 August
Men’s Final (first Medals)
6 August
Women’s Final
7 August

Confirmed Qualified Athletes

As of 09.12.2019

Women

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

8
Jessica PILZ

AUT

9
Julia CHANOURDIE

FRA

10
Mia KRAMPL

SLO

11
Iuliia KAPLINA

RUS

12
Kyra CONDIE

USA

13
Laura ROGORA

ITA

14
YiLing SONG

CHN

Men

1
Tomoa NARASAKI

JPN

2
Jakob SCHUBERT

AUT

3
Rishat KHAILBULLIN

KAZ

4
Kai HARADA

JPN

5
Mickael MAWEM

FRA

6
Alexander MEGOS

GER

7
Ludovico FOSSALI

ITA

8
Sean MCCOLL

CAN

9
Adam ONDRA

CZE

10
Bassa MAWEM

FRA

11
Jan HOJER

GER

12
YuFei PAN

CHN

13
Alberto GINÉS LÓPEZ

ESP

14
Nathaniel COLEMAN

USA

What is the Combined Format?

The new Olympic Combined format brings together all three Sport Climbing disciplines in one big event. Athletes need to have enough strength, endurance and power to come out on top at the end of two full days of competition.

Following each round of competition, the athletes will be ranked based on their results. These results will then be multiplied against each other for an overall combined score. The climber with the lowest score wins the gold medal.

Qualification Events

History was made at the IFSC World Championships in Hachioji as Sport Climbing’s top athletes went head-to-head in the first Olympic Qualifying Event from 18 to 21 August. At the conclusion of the competition, eight of the highest placed athletes per gender, with a maximum of two per country, had earned a quota place for Tokyo 2020. [More information]

The second Olympic Qualifying Event will take place from 28 November to 1 December in Toulouse/Tournefeuille, France. The top 20 athletes per gender in the Combined Rankings following the IFSC World Cup 2019 series, will face off for a chance to earn one of the next six quota spots for next year’s Summer Olympic Games. [More Information]

In Spring 2020, the remaining 5 quota places per gender will be determined at each of the 5 Continental Championships. At the conclusion of each event, the winners of the Combined competition will be the final athletes from their continent to punch a ticket to Japan in July.

24 February-1 March 2020
Pan-American Championships
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19-22 March 2020
African Championships
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20-27 March 2020
European Championships
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27-29 March 2020
Oceania Championships
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27 April-3 May 2020
Asian Championships
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Latest News

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    At the conclusion of the final day of the IFSC Combined Qualifier Toulouse 2019, the IFSC is pleased to announce the next group of Olympic qualified athletes.

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  • Slovenia Battles for Olympic Place, Medals for Japan and France

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  • Two Medals for Japan and Six New Olympians

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  • Another Group of Olympic Qualified Men for Sport Climbing

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  • IFSC Meets with Tokyo 2020 Organisers in Japan

    IFSC Meets with Tokyo 2020 Organisers in Japan

    Whilst in Hachioji, Tokyo, for the 2019 IFSC Climbing World Championships, IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris and Head of Olympic Coordination Jérôme Meyer met with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG), to discuss logistics in the final countdown to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. IFSC Secretary General Debbie Gawrych, as well as a number of IFSC staff members and consultants, were also present at the meeting.

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    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.

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  • NARASAKI Continues to Dominate

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  • Another Record Broken By Garnbret

    Another Record Broken By Garnbret

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  • Time to Climb

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  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Competition Schedule Announced

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