Monday, May 27, 2024

Meet the Athletes – Sport Climbing – Tokyo Olympics

20 men and 20 women will be taking part in the ‘Sport Climbing’ event at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

The sport will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 and will feature three disciplines: Speed, Bouldering and Lead. Speed climbing pits two climbers against each other, both climbing a route on a 15m wall. In Bouldering, athletes scale a number of fixed routes on a 4.5m wall in a specified time. In Lead, athletes attempt to climb as high as possible on a wall measuring over 15m in height within a specified time. At the Games, each climber will compete in all three disciplines, and the final rankings will be determined by multiplying the placement in each discipline, with the athletes achieving the lowest scores winning medals.

Here are the competitors, with links;

Kai Harada (Japan) Miho Nonaka  (Japan)
Tomoa Narasaki (Japan) Janja Garnbret (Slovenia)
Jakob Schubert (Austria)  Akiyo Noguchi (Japan)
Rishat Khaibullin (Kazakhstan) Shauna Coxsey (Great Britain)
Mickael Mawem (France) Aleksandra Miroslaw (Poland)
Alex Megos (Germany) Petra Klinger (Switzerland)
Ludovico Fossali (Italy) Brooke Raboutou (USA)
Sean McColl (Canada) Jessica Pilz (Austria)
Adam Ondra (Czech Republic) Julia Chanourdie (France)
Bassa Mawem (France) Mia Krampi (Slovenia)
Jan Hojer (Germany) Iuliia Kaplina (Russia)
Pan Yufei (China) Kyra Condie (USA)
Alberto Gines Lopez (Spain) Laura Rogora (Italy)
Nathaniel Coleman (USA) Song Yiling (China)
Colin Duffy (USA) Alannah Yip (Canada)
Chris Cosser (South Africa) Erin Sterkenburg (South Africa)
Aleksei Rubtsov (Russia) Viktorila Meshkova (Russia)
Tom O’Halloran (Australia) Oceana Mackenzie (Australia)
Chon Jong-won (S.Korea) Seo Chae-hyun (S.Korea)
Michael Piccolruaz (Italy) Anouck Jaubert (France)

The sport climbing event will take place from 3 August to 6 August 2021.