CLIMBING IS ARRIVING AT THE OLYMPICS
For the first time in the TOKYO 2020 Olympics climbing will be featuring.
WHAT SORT OF CLIMBING?
The competition will be a combination of 3 Events:
BOULDERING: Low level gymnastic style climbing above large matting, without ropes.
SPEED CLIMBING: 2 competitors compete side by side for a fastest ascent, the fastest moves on to the next round.
SPORT CLIMBING: Roped climbing on longer climbs attempting to ascend as high as possible on a new climb.
There will be medals for a combined position so, those who score highly in all the 3 disciplines are likely to win medals.
WHO WILL BE COMPETING?
There are 20 women and 20 men.
They are chosen through various world wide competitions.
Up to 2 women / men from a given country can compete.
DO WE HAVE ANY CLIMBERS GOING?
YES! So far we have Shauna Coxsey representing the UK. Shauna is a multi medal winner in previous world cups.
Anyone else? so far no other UK based climbers have made the cut (as of Feb 2020).