This year marked the start of Sport Climbing qualification events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the first in the sport’s history. Traditionally held biannually, the IFSC World Championships took place again this year in Hachioji, Tokyo. Bouldering, Lead and Speed climbing performances at the championships set the stage for the expanded Combined final as the first Olympic qualification event.
The IFSC World Cup series also carried extra weight in 2019. Top athletes in the Overall World Cup ranking earned a spot in the second qualification event held in Toulouse, France. Rewatch all the latest competitions and get ready for Tokyo 2020!
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