Last chance for the Olympics – this is how the Olympic Qualifier Series works

The two Olympic Qualifier Series competitions in Shanghai (May 16th - 19th) and Budapest (June 20th - 23rd) are the last opportunity to get an Olympic ticket. We will explain to you here how the coveted tickets are allocated.

The Olympic Games in Paris are getting closer and with it the chances of qualifying for this mega event are drying up. The last chance for a total of 160 athletes in the Speed ​​and Boulder & Lead disciplines are the two events Olympic Qualifier Series.

We have put together the most important questions and answers for you about the crucial competitions in Shanghai and Budapest.

This is how the Olympic Qualifier Series works. Graphic: Olympics.com
This is how the Olympic Qualifier Series works. Graphic: Olympics.com

1. How many athletes are allowed to compete in the two-part Olympic Qualifier Series?

48 athletes each qualified for the two events in Shanghai and Budapest in the Bouldering & Lead discipline and 32 climbers each in the Speed ​​discipline. So there are 160 in total Participants on the start list.

2. How many Olympic tickets will be given out in Shanghai and Budapest?

There are a total of 38 starting places up for grabs for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 at the Olympic Qualifier events in Shanghai and Budapest: 24 in the Bouldering & Lead discipline and 14 in the Speed ​​discipline. Four per discipline are so-called quota places for the host country and for underrepresented nations.

3. How does the Olympic Qualifier Series qualification system work?

In order to get a ticket to the Olympics, participants must take part in both competitions (Shanghai and Budapest). There is a maximum per event 50 points to win. The best 10 men and 10 women overall in Bouldering & Lead as well as the best 5 men and 5 women overall in Speed ​​qualify for the Olympics. You can find more detailed information about the distribution key for quota places at Page 3 of this document.

4. What is the program for the first qualifying round in Shanghai?

  • May 16: Bouldering qualifications
  • May 17: Qualifications Lead, Qualifications Speed
  • May 18th: Semifinals Bouldering & Lead, Finals Speed
  • May 19th: Finals Bouldering & Lead

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