Alannah Yip & Colin Duffy
Qualify for Tokyo 2021 in Los Angeles
The IFSC Continental Championships was recently held in Los Angeles at the Sender One climbing gym by LAX. As promised, it was a nail bitter to the very end. It could have gone either way. By the time the competition advance to the final discipline (Lead Climbing), it was anyone's guess who was going to win. And for the first time, everything was on the line. Only the winner would receive an invitation to compete the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
One person that clearly popped up on the radar screen is Colin Duffy. The 16 kid that is crushing everything in sight, reminding many of Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, and Alex Megos, just to name a small few. This kid is that good. I can only imagine how good he's going to be the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. If there's anyone that could be the upset surprise that no one saw coming, it is Colin Duffy. But know that you know, don't claim you weren't forwarded because Colin is clearly gunning for GOLD!
OLYMPIC SPORT CLIMBING ATHLETES
Rankings w Links to Profile Pages
1) Janja GARNBRET SLO
2) Akiyo NOGUCHI JPN
3) Shauna COXSEY GBR
4) Aleksandra MIROSLAW POL
5) Miho NONAKA JPN
6) Petra KLINGLER SUI
7) Brooke RABOUTOU USA
8) Jessica PILZ AUT
9) Julia CHANOURDIE FRA
10) Mia KRAMPL SLO
11) Luliia KAPLINA RUS
12) Kyra CONDIE USA
13) Laura ROGORA ITA
14) Yiling SONG CHN
15) Alannah YIP CAN
1) Tomoa NARASAKI JPN
2) Jakob SCHUBERT AUT
3) Rishat KHAILBULLIN KAZ
4) Kai HARADA JPN
5) Mickael MAWEM FRA
6) Alexander MEGOS GER
7) Ludovico FOSSALI ITA
8) Sean MCCOLL CAN
9) Adam ONDRA CZE
10) Bassa MAWEM FRA
11) Jan HOJER GER
12) YuFei PAN CHN
13) Alberto GINES LOPEZ. ESP
14) Nathaniel COLEMAN USA
15) Colin DUFFY USA
ABOUT the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan will feature climbing for the first time. The format will combine three disciplines: Speed Climbing, Bouldering, and Lead Climbing. There will be twenty females and twenty males. Each must compete in all three disciplines. Whoever gets the lowest combined score will win a Gold Medal.
Scores will be calculated through the multiplication process:Speed x Bouldering x Lead = SCORE. For example, an athlete places 6th in speed, 3rd in bouldering, and 2nd in lead. Their score would be calculated as follows: 6 x 3 x 2 = 36 While another athlete may place 3rd in speed, 1st in bouldering, and 5th in lead. Their score will be calculated as 3 x 1 x 5 = 15. Which means, the key to winning a Gold Medal will depend on whether the athlete can WIN at least ONE discipline. Failure to do so, could cost them the podium.
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With the 2020 Olympics rapidly approaching with the introduction of Climbing, there's a lot of questions as to how the athletes will be chosen. There's a concern many of the world's best climbers could get eliminated because they fail to compete at a high enough level in the other two disciplines. How is that possible? What is the format? For the low down, I asked John Burgman with Climbing Magazine to break it down so we can wrap our heads around it.
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.
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)