Olympic has started, thus we are excited to witness some great sport moments which will inevitably happen in this event. In sport climbing which countries should we watch out for? Which countries are expected to put in the most effort? We welcome you to the best Olympic sport climbing qualified countries.
Before we get into the best of the Athletes Climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we presume you're new to rock climbing and want to receive a short overview of the sport.
This introduction will accomplish just that, as well as point you in the direction of more reading or resources if you are interested.
Climbers climb for a variety of reasons, including enjoyment, fitness, reward, and time spent with friends, both outdoors and indoors. Only a small percentage of climbers consider themselves professional climbers and make a career from this underappreciated activity.
Nonetheless, numerous organizations organize climbing contests on a regional, country-specific, and worldwide level, with the IFSC World Cup being the most well-known. Climbing has also been chosen as an Olympic sport, beginning with the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
we have already talked about it and listed the countries based on the number of athletes, you should most definitely check it out and we recommend you do so before getting into this article.
Among the countries listed you will see many names with a great history in not only sport climbing but also other sports. But which one has proven to be the greatest in this sport?
Well, like football there is no best. Of course, there are countries who are better than the others based on their performance in previous tournaments, and we are going to exactly list those countries in this article of best qualified countries of sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
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Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Great Britain was limited to send only one athlete to Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics and that one athlete was a supergirl.
Shauna is already Britain's most successful competition climber, having won the British Bouldering Championships many times and become the country's first overall champion of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup.
She's also one of only four women to have ever climbed an 8B+ boulder route, the third-most demanding of all. Her ambition is to keep winning World Cups and eventually become World Champion.
This super girl earned two bronze medals at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Hachiji, Japan, in 2019 - one in Bouldering and the other in Combined.
Coxsey established a British women's speed climbing record of 9.141s during the 2019 World Championships, and her run to the finals in the Combined event qualified her for Tokyo.
Well, there's a good chance she'll do well and bring home a medal from Japan to home soil.
Germany has always been a worthy opponent in any sport, from football to water polo, although their water polo team has shown weak performance lately. In this scenario, however, Germany has sent 2 athletes to compete in Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Megos was a shining star in Slovenia when he won silver medal at the European Bouldering Championships in Munich and the IFSC Lead World Cup in 2017.
In 2018, he earned bronze in the IFSC Lead World Cup in Chamonix and gold at the Briancon World Cup a week later. He went on to win bronze in the Lead World Championships later that year.
After a couple of months, Megos went on to win silver in the 2019 Lead World Championships, which made him eligible to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (postponed to 2021).
Jan Hojer is the next athlete for Germany and people are expecting a lot from him.
The German has been participating in national youth competitions since 2004 and will be one of the most experienced climbers competing in the next Olympics.
He is most known for his bouldering achievements, but he is now concentrating on lead and speed climbing, where he has excelled.
With his versatility, height and reach advantage, and experience Hojer will be hoping for a podium finish in the Olympics.
Italy is one of the greatest in the field. This country is not only producing legends but also making sure that its sport history will get richer and richer after every event.
The 3 athletes that will compete in Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics are one of the finest trios you have ever seen. Let us meet them and their amazing careers.
At the 2019 IFSC Climbing World Championships in Hachioji, Japan, Ludovico Fossali earned the gold medal in speed climbing. He finished 9th in the Combined event, qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
This amazing athlete earned many medals in the Italian Climbing Championships, including the 2017 championships in Arco, where he won the gold medal in speed climbing.
In the 2017 IFSC Climbing World Cup, he earned the overall bronze medal in speed climbing.
After the IFSC redistributed slots that were left vacant due to canceled tournaments, Michael Piccolruaz, the other Italian competitor, qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics. He placed third in the overall combined competition at the 2017 IFSC Climbing European Championships.
At the age of 14, Laura Rogora became the second-youngest climber to accomplish a 9a (5.14d) route in 2015.
Rogora qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games by finishing second in lead at the IFSC Climbing European Championships and winning three of the four gold medals available at the IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships, placing first in the Junior age group in the lead, boulder, and combined categories.
The USA is expected to perform well due to its history of sport climbing and its amazing support of this sport. The United States is known for its amazing sport climbing and climber training centers, and also this country has a greatNBA roster for Olympic
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The USA is among the countries which had the right to send 4 athletes to compete in
Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Brooke Raboutou is an accomplished rock climber. She climbed a V10 at the age of nine, making her the youngest girl to do it. She sent a V11 at the age of ten, making her the youngest female to climb 5.13d. She was the youngest girl to send 5.14b when she was 11 years old (8c). From 2015 through 2018, Raboutou excelled in the young climbing circuit.
She qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after placing ninth in the combined World Climbing Championships in 2019.
Kyra Condie was rated 13 in the boulder category as of April 2019. She qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in December 2019 after placing second in the IFSC Combined Qualifier Toulouse 2019, making her the second female American climber to do so.
Colin Duffy became the youngest climber to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo at the age of 16. After winning the 2020 IFSC Pan American Championships in March 2020, he became the second American male climber to accomplish it.
This proud American got his first IFSC Climbing World Cup medal in 2021 when he finished third in the lead in Villars. He won the IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships thrice as a youth climber, in 2017 and 2018, and finished second in 2019.
Nathaniel Coleman will also represent the USA in this event. After reaching the final of the IFSC Combined Qualifier Toulouse 2019 in November–December 2019, a qualifying event for the Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics, he became the first American male climber to qualify for the Games.
Coleman added The Grand Illusion (8C+/V16) in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah (USA) to his list of accomplishments on June 17, 2020.
Coleman won three consecutive USA Climbing Bouldering Open National Championships from 2016 to 2018 and finished second in the 2019 tournament. In 2019, he also placed second in the Combined Invitational.
The 2020 USA Climbing Bouldering Open National Championships were won by Coleman. Coleman also won silver medals in Toronto and Vail in the 2015 IFSC Climbing World Cup, finishing fourth overall in bouldering.
Coleman won the age group competitions at the USA Climbing Young Bouldering Nationals in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as a youth athlete. Coleman finished fourth in the Youth Bouldering Nationals in Boulder, Colorado, when he was 14 years old.
Czech has sent one athlete to
Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics
and he is a super climber.
Ondra, 28, has climbed more of the world's most difficult outdoor routes than anybody else, and he is the reigning world champion in lead climbing and the only guy to win the world championships in both lead and bouldering in the same year on the competition walls that will be featured at the Games.
However, speed climbing, a niche event where Ondra's enormous abilities — inventiveness, problem-solving, and efficiency — are useless, will be accorded equal weight in Tokyo.
Japan was also another country that has sent 4 athletes to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. You will find the reason why we have chosen Japan as one of the best qualified countries in the career of its athletes. Let us see who are the Athletes Climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics who will represent Japan.
After years of gaining expertise at the junior and juvenile levels, Harada won the 2018 IFSC Climbing World Championships Bouldering Discipline. He also placed fourth in the Combined Discipline at the IFSC Climbing World Championships and was instrumental in Japan's third-place finish in the medal table.
Harada also won first place in the ANOC World Beach Games bouldering competition and silver medals in the IFSC Climbing World Cup Lead Discipline, IFSC Climbing World Cup Bouldering Discipline, and Japanese Cup Combined Discipline.
Harada won the Japanese Cup Bouldering Discipline gold medal in 2020, securing his spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tomoa Narasaki is the best male climber in Japan and the country's best hope for Olympic gold. He's been competing for over a decade and has improved with each season. He's won several gold medals in Bouldering Combined at World Championships and Cups in the previous few years.
He has a strong and explosive technique. He's a natural fit for current Bouldering styles that include coordination techniques, volume hops, and huge jumps to poor grips. That strength translates to him being a fairly excellent Speed climber, as well as a solid Lead climber.
Akiyo Noguchi is a legend in the field of competitive climbing and one of Japan's greatest competition climbers. She's been competing for over two decades and has so many medals and honors that she needs numerous trophy cases to store them all.
In a single word, her climbing style is beautiful. While contemporary Bouldering is a physically demanding sport, she specializes in making really difficult challenges appear simple.
Akiyo's major skill is her ability to find out the proper approach to solve a route, often known as getting the beta correct. She takes her time, relying on her amazing flexibility to fine-tune her motions and choose the path of least resistance.
Miho Nonaka is another of the new generation of powerful, energetic climbers for Team Japan. She's been climbing and competing since she was a child, and her strong style is incredible to witness.
She's won gold in Japan and internationally at IFSC World Cups throughout the years, however, she was sidelined by injury last season. She still qualified for the 2021 Olympics, and subsequent contests show that she has recovered
Russia under the name of the Russian Olympic Committee sends its 3 athletes to compete in Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Alexey Rubtsov, Yulia Kaplina and Viktoria Meshkova are the three athletes that would represent the Russian Olympic Committee. Why did we put Russia on the list? Let us find out.
Aleksei Rubtsov, 32, began climbing at the age of 17. Rubtsov's career was, to put it mildly, meteoric. He competed in his first international tournament three years after taking up the sport.
He won the Bouldering World Championships in Qinghai, China, the following year. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, the 32-year-old managed to come out victorious with the Bouldering World Cup. Rubtsov qualified for the World Cup by winning the European Championships, defeating numerous other past World Cup champions.
Yulia Vladimirovna Kaplina holds the current women's speed climbing world record, which she achieved during the 2020 European Championships in Moscow (6.964).
Her maiden World Cup appearance came in Chamonix in 2012, when she finished 18th. Her achievement at the 2019 IFSC Combined Qualifier in Toulouse qualifies her for the Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Viktoria Vladislavovna Meshkova is most remembered for winning the lead, bouldering, and combination events at the 2020 European Championships. Her victory in the combined event qualified her for the 2020 Summer Olympics, where sport climbing will make its debut.
These Russians would be
the Athletes Climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
France has been one of the best countries in the Olympics so it is no surprise to see this country shine in
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
with its amazing athletes. In this sport, France has presented 4 athletes, The Mowem Brothers, Julia Chanourdie, and Anouck Jaubert.
When climbing was revealed as a new Olympic event for Tokyo 2020 in 2016, the Mawem brothers circled the date on their calendars and publicly declared their intention to both qualify. Many in France thought that was a ridiculous remark, but that's how the brothers are: ambitious and proud.
Surprisingly, they were able to achieve their aim. Mickael was the first to qualify, finishing 7th at the 2019 Climbing World Cup in August, while Bassa qualified through the Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Tournefeuille, France, in late November.
“It was a comfort for me when Mickael qualified,” Bassa told Tokyo2020.org. “After that, all I had to do was worry about myself.” It's unique because we're brothers, and we're extremely close. We don't compete with each other, and we constantly support one other.”
Julia Chanourdie (25), of Aviernoz, France, has been competing for more than a decade.
She isn't only a powerful climber on plastic, though. 25-year-old made history in 2020 when she clipped the chains on Adam Ondra's Eagle-4 at Saint Léger du Ventoux, France, to become the third woman in history to send 9b (5.15b). It was the route's third ascent.
Chanourdie placed third in the Women's Lead event at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, behind silver medalist Janja Garnbret (SLO) and gold medalist Anak Verhoeven (BEL), as well as a bronze in the Lead event at the IFSC Wujiang World Cup the same year (her sole World Cup podium).
She also won gold with Adam Ondra in the 2017 Arco Rock Master Duel and the Combined gold at the 2018 World University Championships in Bratislava.
Because Anouck Jaubert opted to focus on speed climbing, she does not practice rock climbing in a natural setting. In April 2011, she joined the French speed team.
During the five world cup stages in 2015, she was one of the top four climbers. In this circuit, she won two gold medals. She took silver in this crucial stage and finished second overall in the 2015 World Cup general classification.
Following her 11th place finish at the 2019 Worlds, the IFSC confirmed in April 2020 that she has qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 via a tripartite commission invitation.
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