Sport Climbing’s first Olympic appearance will feature all three disciplines, Speed, Bouldering and Lead in the Combined format.
To introduce this unique format to audiences around the world in advance of the Summer Olympic Games, the International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC) has launched an official video encompassing all the rules and facts necessary to understand the event and enjoy each athlete’s performance to the fullest.
To date, 28 athletes have already qualified for Tokyo 2020 at the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019 and the IFSC Combined Qualifier Toulouse 2019.
In the coming months, the remaining 12 Olympic Sport Climbing athletes will be decided during the five IFSC Continental Championships and through the tripartite commission invitation places.
IFSC President Marco Scolaris said that the federation anticipates many new Sport Climbing fans as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games draws near.
“Our goals are to raise awareness of Sport Climbing and its primary disciplines and guide the global climbing community and new viewers as they continue to develop a passion and love for the sport,’ he added.