2020 OLYMPICS

USA CLIMBING TEAM

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan will feature climbing for the very first time.   The controversial format will combine three disciplines: Speed Climbing, Bouldering, and Lead Climbing.   Athletes desiring to compete in the 2020 Olympics must compete in each of these disciplines.

 

 Those with the lowest score will advance to the finals and will ultimately stand on the podium.    

How scores are calculated can be confusing.   We've made an effort to simplify the process.   Let's say an athlete comes in 10th in speed climbing, 3rd in bouldering, and 2nd in lead.   Their score would be calculated as follows:  12 x 3 x 2 = 72.    While another athlete comes in 17th in speed, 1st in bouldering, and 3rd in lead.  Their score would be 17 x 1 x 3 = 51.  

While yet another athlete comes in 2nd on speed, 8th in bouldering and 5th in lead with a combined score: 2 x 8 x 5 = 80.   Results: the second athlete with a score of 51 would be the winner.  

There are a total of 20 available spots per gender for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Each Country (NOC) will have a quota of two athletes per gender.   Two women.  Two men. 

 

Path 1: IFSC Combined World Championship 2019, Tokyo, Japan 

The six (6) highest athletes per gender at the World Championships will be allocated one (1) quota pace, respecting the maximum quota per gender per country.

Path 2: Overall World Cup Winner, 2019

The highest placed athlete at the Overall World Cup in 2019 will obtain one (1) quota place, respecting the maximum quota per gender per NOC.

Path 3: Olympic Qualifying Event 2019, Toulouse, France 

The twenty (20) highest ranked athletes per gender, not yet qualified through Qualification Path 1 or Path 2 above, at the Overall World Cup Ranking will be selected to participate in the Olympic Qualifying Event.​

Then, the six (6) highest placed athletes per gender at the Olympic Qualifying Event will be allocated one (1) quota place, respecting the maximum quota per gender per NOC.  
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Path 4: IFSC Combined Continental Championship 2020

The highest place athlete at the Continental Championship will obtain one (1) quota place, respecting the maximum quota per gender per NOC

IFSC Combined Continental Championships (CCH) 2020

  • Africa, 1 - 3 May 2020, Johannesburg (RSA)

  • Asia, 18 - 24 May 2020, Morioka (JPN),

  • Europe, 16 - 18 April 2020, Moscow (RUS)

  • Pan-Am, 27 February - 1 March 2020, Los Angeles (USA)

  • Oceania, 18 - 19 April 2020, Sydney (AUS)

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