The second to last event of the IFSC Climbing World Championship Hachioji 2019 took place on August 20 with the Women’s Combined Finals. The intense battle for the final women’s gold of the World Championships followed an exhausting day of qualifications where the top 20 athletes from last week’s competitions were whittled down to eight.
The seventh day of the IFSC Climbing World Championships featured Speed Climbing and a final full of fast climbers hoping to set a new world record. The qualifications held some impressively fast times with nine of the women coming in under 8 seconds and ten of the men clocking in under 6 seconds.
The fifth day of the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019 featured the Lead semi-finals and finals. With a lead wall that was marginally shorter than average, the routesetters created some inspiring traverses to make up the distance and push the climbers to their limits.
As the first medals of the IFSC Climbing World Championships 2019 were presented in Hachioji, Japan, this afternoon (13th August) the IFSC Executive Board came together for their monthly teleconference, discussing developments within the ever-evolving world of Sport Climbing.
As the IFSC World Championships get underway, the IFSC is pleased to announce that the qualification rounds for each event—Boulder, Lead, Speed and Combined—will be lived-streamed without commentary internationally.
All eyes turn to Tokyo this weekend as the highly anticipated IFSC Climbing World Championships commence in Hachioji, Japan. As the first event in which Sport Climbing athletes will compete to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the IFSC Climbing World Championships 2019 are set to secure the highest reach in history to be received by a Sport Climbing event in terms of broadcasting, with a record number of over 20 broadcasters preparing to air the event across the world. Media coverage of the IFSC Climbing World Championships is also set to reach an all-time high in 2019, with over 200 media representatives accredited to attend the event.
This week not only marks the start of the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019 but the first official Olympic qualifying event in the history of Sport Climbing. Over 253 athletes from 39 different countries are registered to compete in the 12-day event that will include lead, bouldering, speed and combined.
Ahead of the upcoming IFSC Athletes Commission Elections, the IFSC is pleased to announce the athletes who have submitted their candidacy to be elected for the 6 available positions within the IFSC Athletes Commission.
Currently holding a combined World Cup ranking of first place and having swept the entire 2019 IFSC Bouldering World Cup season, becoming the first Sport Climbing athlete in history to take home a gold medal from every single event, Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret is up for this year’s Sportswoman of the Year Award.