If you think that sports that are the most strength and endurance demanding, can only be contested and dominated by men, you are dead wrong. Women are as successful as men in this sport and today we are going to take a look at the best of women’s Olympic sport climbing.
Along with karate, skating, and surfing, sport climbing will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo this year. Its participation in this year's games is ostensibly aimed at attracting a younger audience.
Climbing fans applauded the International Olympic Committee's decision to include the sport, but the competition's style shocked (and outraged) many. Three disciplines that would ordinarily be competed in separate competitions will be merged into a single mega-event.
These three sports (bouldering, lead climbing, and speed climbing) all need certain athletic abilities.
Sport climbing's ascension to the Olympics coincides with its growing popularity as a recreational activity in the United States. There were 540 climbing gyms open across the country by the end of 2020. Despite the fact that the epidemic will keep many gyms closed until 2020, 44 new gyms opened last year.
We have talked aboutarchery's best athletes
and contestants but who are the best female athletes in sport climbing?
In this article, we would talk about athletes who will compete in
Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics
. This ranking is based on the World ranking of the International Federation of sport climbing and you will see the category or discipline in which the athlete is ranked.
Women have always been considered weaker or lesser than men, but this idea has always been wrong, no matter the time period. Nowadays, people are accepting the concept of equality much easier.
The female athletes listed below may be even better than male athletes that we have in this field, there is only one way to find out and that is the combined events of the Olympics.
Let us not stray far from our main topic and go back to the list of best of women’s Olympic sport climbing and see who is on the top of the list of
the Athletes Climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Let us start the best female athletes in Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics list by Luliia Kaplina.
Russian Olympic Committee is the first of our best females of Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics to present its representative.
Luliia Kaplina, currently ranked 8th on the world ranking of speed category in sport climbing, will be the one to represent her country in the sports. She would also have a female teammate and is not the only hope of Russia of the Gold medal.
Yulia Vladimirovna Kaplina is a Russian speed climber who has won several competitions and established numerous world records. She holds the current women's speed climbing world record, which she achieved at the 2020 European Championships in Moscow (6.964)
Kaplina becomes the second woman under 7 seconds on the first day of competition in Moscow, as Russia and Ukraine both win gold. Kaplina has established a world record for the tenth time.
Aries Susanti Rahayu, the previous fastest woman, was the first woman to break the 7-second barrier for the 15-meter climb, clocking in at 6.99 seconds.
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 Summer Olympics in 2020.
Maybe one day she would grow to become a mature legend like theSupermoms at the Tokyo Olympics
Currently 3rd on the world ranking of Lead climbing, Seo is an exceptional athlete on the list of best females in Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
As mentioned before she is one of the top-ranked climbers on the world ranking with a stunning score of 3910 points. The Koreans are actually dominating Olympic sports and Seo is another proof of this fact.
She is among the youngest athletes in her country. Chaehyun Seo, a 17-year-old South Korean professional climber, is also known by her last name.
In her senior debut tournament, she won the Lead World Cup overall title. Because of her performance in the 2019 lead climbing contests, she has earned the nickname "The 2nd Jain Kim."
Who is Jain Kim you may ask?
Kim Ja-in competes mostly in lead and bouldering events. She's won the Lead Climbing World Cup three times (2010, 2013, and 2014), as well as the Lead Climbing World Championship and the Rock Master (2010, Lead discipline).
She has also won the Asian Championships 14 times in the last 15 years, including 11 times in lead climbing and three times in bouldering. We have strayed far from our main subject. Let us get back to Seo Chae-hyun and her amazing career.
Seo sent a 9a route to Bad Girls Club in the Wicked Cave in Rifle, Colorado, when he was fourteen years old. She made her IFSC Climbing World Cup debut in 2019, earning the Lead World Cup season championship ahead of Slovenian Janja Garnbret and Japanese Natsuki Tanii after winning four gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in six of the six lead competitions.
She next competed in the Asian Championships, where she won first place in both the lead and bouldering events.
Next on the list is from Japan and is named Miho Nonaka. She is considered one of the most beautiful athletes in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Nonaka is currently 3rd on the list of bouldering ranking of sport climbing.
When she was nine years old, her father and sister introduced her to climbing, and when she was seventeen, she participated in her first world cup.
She is one of the most accomplished young climbers on the Bouldering World Cup circuit, and she has lately begun participating in speed and lead in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when climbers will participate in all disciplines. She won the Bouldering World Cup in 2018 by winning one gold and six silver medals in the seven competitions she competed in.
She won three Climbing Japan Cup events in 2019, including the Bouldering Japan Cup, the Speed Japan Cup, and the Combined Japan Cup.
After a disagreement between the IFSC and the Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association, Nonaka's qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was confirmed in December 2020.
We are halfway through the article; thus, we would recommend you to take a break and explore our other articles and add them to your to-read list if you are interested to read more about other sports of
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
, or you want to gain more information about sport climbing. (We do haveanother article about sport climbing
which we would highly recommend)
Who is next on the list of best female athletes in
Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics
We have already talked about Anouck but here we would go at it in a much more comprehensive manner. Anouck who is currently second on the world ranking of speed climbing is a Frenchwoman.
Before rock climbing, she participated in a variety of activities, including dance, ice skating, judo, and gymnastics. She is a competitive person. She begins climbing on man-made walls.
Because she has decided to focus on speed climbing, she does not practice rock climbing in a natural context. She enjoys this sport since it provides her with a rush of excitement. In April of 2011, she joined the French speed team.
She studied physiotherapy at the same time as her sporting career. During the five world cup stages in 2015, she was one of the top four climbers.
She would be one of the athletes who will represent France in the Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She has the potential to get the most valuable prize which is the gold medal.
Poland's time to shine with Aleksandra Miroslaw as its female climber as part of the Athletes Climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Let us explore some of the facts of this amazing athlete’s life. Miroslaw is a native of Lublin.
She began participating in athletics when she was seven years old, first focusing on swimming. In 2007, under the encouragement of her older sister Malgorzata, she began speed climbing. She previously competed as Aleksandra Rudziska, her maiden name. Mateusz Miroslaw, her coach, is her husband.
She earned the world championship speed climbing bronze medal at the 2014 IFSC Climbing World Championships in Gijón, Spain, competing as Aleksandra Rudziska. In September 2018, during the 2018 IFSC Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck, she won the speed climbing world title.
Miroslaw successfully defended her world title and won her second global gold medal in speed climbing in the 2019 IFSC Climbing World Championships in Hachioji, Japan, a year later.
Miroslaw also qualified for the 2020 Olympics by reaching the finals of the combined event during the same tournament. At speed climbing, she won two stages of the IFSC Climbing World Cup, in Chamonix in July 2018 and Wujiang in May 2019.
We have reached the top 3 of this list. Who do you think the next 3 athletes would be? Where are they from? Let us find out in the next part of best female athletes that would compete in Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Second, on the world ranking of the lead climbing, Laura is here to represent Italy in the tournament amongst the Athletes Climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 20-year-old is the hope of Italy in the Olympics and has a lot of potential of growing into a sport climbing legend.
Now, if you think that height and power is a crucial factor in sport climbing, you need to read our introduction to sport climbing to find out that you are wrong.
Laura Rogora, who is just 1.50m (4.9ft) tall and hails from a region not known for its mountains, has demonstrated that it is possible to be successful in this sport with a tiny body and little strength.
Rogora began climbing when she was five years old, but it wasn't love at first sight for her.
"The first time I went with my dad and my sister, and when I reached the top, I got scared and I started to cry," she remembers.
"But once I came down, I immediately wanted to go up again."
In the sport, the 20-year-old from Rome has already created a reputation for herself.
Rogora won her first full World Cup tournament in August in Briancon, France, after winning three junior gold medals at the IFSC World Youth Championships and a silver medal at the European Championships.
Her qualifying journey was covered by the Olympic Channel's original series 'Sport Climbing - The Qualifier Stories' last year in Toulouse, where she punched her ticket to Tokyo 2020 when sport climbing will make its Olympic debut in 2021.
The Italian, who relocated to Trento to join the Fiamme Oro athletic club, also talked about her passion for outdoor climbing, where she just became the second woman in history to summit a 9b route.
USA was among thenations which had the highest chance of qualifying
for Sport climbing event in Tokyo Olympics.
Before we move to the last and top contestant of sport climbing of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, there is one last contestant that we should mention.
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 was the youngest girl to send 5.14b when she was 11 years old (8c). From 2015 through 2018, Raboutou was one of the best young circuit climbers.
She qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after placing ninth in the combined World Climbing Championships in 2019.
Raboutou was born in Boulder, Colorado, in the year 2001. Didier Raboutou and Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, Raboutou's parents, are former world champion rock climbers. Robyn is a five-time US champion and four-time World Cup champion, while Didier is a three-time World Cup champion.
Raboutou enrolled at the University of San Diego in 2018 before taking a break in early 2020 to prepare for the
Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics
, which have since been postponed.
Finally, we are here with the last and top contestant of Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She is on the top of the list of worlds ranking for both Lead climbing and bouldering.
Janja Garnbret finished eighth in the overall lead climbing rankings in 2015, her first year of qualifying for the IFSC Climbing World Cup.
In the same year, she won the "La Sportiva Legends Only," a prestigious Swedish bouldering competition, beating out Shauna Coxsey, Mélissa Le Nevé, Juliane Wurm, and Anna Stöhr. In 2015, she also won the Melloblocco bouldering competition.
She won the majority of the IFSC tournaments she entered in 2016. She took first place in the World Cup in lead and combination disciplines, as well as the World Championships in the lead and the World Youth Championships in lead and bouldering.
Garnbret also won the Adidas Rockstars 2016 competition (an invite competition for the finest boulderers in the world), defeating Jessica Pilz in the final. In 2016, she won Rock Master, and then again in 2018.
In 2017, she won the World Cup in lead and combination disciplines, the European Championships combined championship, and ranked second in both the World Cup and the European Championships in bouldering.
She retained her World Cup championships in lead and combination disciplines in 2018 and finished fourth in bouldering with two golds and one silver after competing in only three of the seven competitions (due to school commitments).
In 2021, she won the IFSC Climbing World Cup season in bouldering at Meiringen in April before finishing second in Salt Lake City, ending her nine-year winning streak in bouldering.
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