Sports climbing competitions will be held for the first time at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Here you will find information on the competition format (combined format), a list of the participating athletes and all the dates of the competitions.

The competitions in the disciplines lead, bouldering and speed will take place from August 3 to 6, 2021. 20 female and 20 male athletes compete against each other in a combined competition format. Where do the competitions take place? How does the combined format from the three climbing disciplines work? We clarify.

Which climbers qualified for the Olympic Games?

A total of 20 female and male athletes take part in the Summer Olympic Games in sport climbing. Most of the qualification for the Summer Olympics took place in the 20 season. These are the names and nationalities of those who qualified:

TOMOA NARASAKI [JPN]JANJA THREAD [SLO]
JAKOB SCHUBERT [AUT]AKIYO NOGUCHI [JPN]
RISHAT KHAIBULLIN [KAZ]SHAUNA COXSEY [GBR]
KAI HARADA [JPN]ALEKSANDRA MIROSLAW [POL]
MICKAEL MAWEM [FRA]MIHO NONAKA [JPN]
ALEXANDER MEGOS [GER]PETRA KLINGLER [SUI]
LUDOVICO FOSSALI [ITA]BROOKE RABOUTOU [UNITED STATES]
SEAN MCCOLL [CAN]JESSICA MUSHROOM [AUT]
MICHAEL PICCOLRUAZ [ITA]ANOUCK JAUBERT [FRA]
JONGWON CHON [KOR]CHAEHYUN SEO [KOR]
ADAM ONDRA [CZE]JULIA CHANOURDIE [FRA]
BASSA MAWEM [FRA]MIA KRAMPL [SLO]
JAN HOJER [GER]IULIIA KAPLINA [RUS]
YUFEI PAN [CHN]KYRA CONDIE [USA]
ALBERTO GINÉS LÓPEZ [ESP]LAURA ROGORA [ITA]
NATHANIEL COLEMAN [USA]YILING SONG [CHN]
ALEKSEI RUBTSOV [RUS]ALANNAH YIP [CAN]
COLIN DUFFY [USA]OCEANIA MACKENZIE [AUS]
TOM O'HALLORAN [OFF]VIKTORIIA MESHKOVA [RUS]
CHRISTOPHER COSSER [RSA]ERIN STERKENBURG [RSA]

When do the competitions in speed climbing, bouldering and lead climbing take place?

The climbing competitions of the Tokyo Summer Olympics will take place from August 3 to 6, 2020.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 10.00 a.m. - 15.40 p.m.
Men's Combined Qualification - Speed ​​/ Bouldering / Lead

Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 10.00 a.m. - 15.40 p.m.
Women's Combined Qualification - Speed ​​/ Bouldering / Lead

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 10.00:15.20 a.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
Men's Combined Final - Speed ​​/ Bouldering / Lead / Victory Ceremony

Friday, August 6, 2021, 10.00:15.20 a.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
Women's Combined Final - Speed ​​/ Bouldering / Lead / Victory Ceremony

Where can the climbing competitions be followed in the live stream?

The climbing competitions of the Summer Olympics are not available as usual on the IFSC YouTube channel. In German-speaking countries, the competitions will be broadcast live by the following TV channels: Swiss TV SRF, ARD / ZDF in Germany and ORF in Austria.

The live streams of Swiss television are listed below. Visitors from Germany and Austria either use one VPN clientto follow the live streams from SRF or use the live streams of their national state television.

The respective TV players are geoblocked and can be used with a suitable VPN client (e.g. ExpressVPN) can be bypassed.

SRF Live Stream Qualification Women - Speed ​​/ Bouldering / Lead - Olympia - Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 10.00 a.m. - 15.40 p.m.

SRF Live Stream Final Men - Speed ​​/ Bouldering / Lead - Olympia - Thursday, August 5, 2021, 10.00:15.20 a.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

SRF Live Stream Final Women - Speed ​​/ Bouldering / Lead - Olympia - Friday, August 6, 2021, 10.00:15.20 a.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

How does the combined format work in sport climbing? What are the rules

The competition at Olympic Combined (combined format) runs over two rounds: qualification and final, which take place on different days. Every athlete has to start in all three disciplines. The sequence is fixed: It starts with speed, then comes bouldering and the last discipline is lead.

The results from the qualifying round are multiplied and a ranking is created from them. The eight athletes with the lowest number of points will compete against each other in the final. In the final, the three disciplines are climbed one after the other with a short break.

The Olympic Combined format explained in detail

Where do the sport climbing competitions take place?

The sport climbing competitions take place in the Japanese capital Tokyo, more precisely, in the Aomi Urban Sports Park. The covered competition walls, three in total, were built on a huge asphalt surface.

These are the competition walls for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo 2021. (Image olympics.com
These are the climbing walls of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo 2021. (Image olympics.com

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Credits: Pictures olympics.com, Text passage "combined format" DAV