Paris 2024 Sport Climbing

Latest update on Paris 2024 Sport climbing

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Latest update on Paris 2024 Sport climbing

Finally, the Paris 2024 Olympic Sport Climbing qualifier is over. We know who had qualified and who had not.

Olympic Sport Climbing: The Favourites to Reach the Podium at Paris 2024
The sport climbing events at the Paris 2024 Olympics are just around the corner, and fans are eagerly waiting to witness the world’s top climbers battle it out for the coveted gold medal. The sport made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, and this year, it returns with a new format and even higher stakes. The competition will take place from August 5 to 10 at the Le Bourget Climbing venue, specifically built for the sport climbing events.

A New Format and New Favourites

Unlike the Tokyo Olympics, where all three climbing formats (speed, boulder, and lead) were grouped into one combined medal event for each gender, Paris 2024 will feature two separate events: speed and boulder and lead combined. This change in format has opened up new opportunities for specialists in each discipline, and we can expect to see new faces on the podium.

Speed Climbing

In speed climbing, athletes race up a 15m high wall against each other in one-on-one knockout rounds. The favourites in this event are:

Samuel Watson (USA): The fastest speed climber to date. Samuel Watson set the world record time of 4.79s. Being the fastest man, he will be the top favourite to win gold in Paris.

Veddriq Leonardo (INA): The holder of the speed climbing record before it was taken away. Veddriq is definitely one of the top-speed climbers to win in Paris.

Wu Peng (CHN): One of the most consistent speed climbers to stand on the podium in 2023-24. Wu Peng will fancy his chance for gold.

Natalia Kalucka (POL): The top-ranking IFSC women speed climbing in 2024 by points. Natalia Kalucka is a top favourite to win gold in Paris.

LiJuan Deng (CHN): Li Juan had an amazing season in 2022 and 2023, with numerous podium positions and 4 World Cup wins. She will stand a good chance for gold.

Aleksandra Miroslaw (POL): The holder of the women’s speed climbing record of 6.53s and multiple speed climbing World Cups and World Championship gold. Aleksandra Miroslaw will want to win the only gold medal that had eluded her.

Boulder and Lead Combined

In the Boulder and Lead Combined event, climbers compete for points in both boulder and lead climbing. The hot favourites are:

Janja Garnbret (SLO): Having won everything there is to win in climbing competitions. The best competition climber (both men and women) with the most gold medals. It will take a miracle for anyone to beat Janja in Paris.

Ai Mori (JPN): The only woman to have beaten Janja Garnbret in Lead more than once is Ai Mori. So if she can perform in the Bouldering event she stands a good chance to unseat the Janja and take gold.

Natalia Grossman (USA): Natalia secured her spot with a first-place finish at the Pan American Games 2023 and is a favourite among the women’s boulder and lead climbers.

Oriane Bertone (FRA): One of the top women climbing in Europe. Oriane secured her spot by winning the European Qualifier in France and is a favourite among the women’s boulder and lead climbers.

Brooke Raboutou (USA): Brooke is a strong boulder and lead climber. She has been consistent throughout the past few years leading to Paris 2024 and will stand a chance to win the gold medal.

Poll on who will win in Paris 2024 women’s B&L final

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Luo Zhilu (CHN)

Jakob Schubert (AUT): One of the oldest climbers, but still performing at the top level. Jakob Schubert won both the Lead and Boulder & Lead combined IFSC World Championships in Bern beating the very best climbers in the world to qualify for Paris 2024. He will want to better his Tokyo 2020 Bronze Medal achievement in Paris.

Colin Duffy (USA): Colin Duffy has been a consistent climber since he started competing in IFSC World Cups. He is a strong climber and is a proven winner with gold in both the Lead and Boulder World Cups. He qualified for Tokyo 2020 and will want another chance to win in Paris.

Adam Ondra (JPN): Considered the best climber in the world, Adam Ondra will be one of the top climbers to win in Paris.

Anraku Sorato (JPN): Bursting into the IFSC World Cup events in 2023. Anraku Sorato had won numerous Lead and Boulder World Cups beating other more experienced climbers. At just 17 years of age, Anraku is going to be one of the hot favourites in Paris.

Alberto Gines Lopez (ESP): Alberto Gines Lopez has never won any IFSC World Cups or World Championships. However, he did win gold in Tokyo 2020. He also put up a strong showing to qualify for Paris 2024. So never write of an Olympic Champion.

Poll on who is going to win in Paris 2024 men’s B&L finals

The Road to Paris

IFSC Budapest 2024 Boulder Highlights

The road to Paris has been long and challenging, with climbers competing in various qualifying events around the world. The qualification process began in 2023, with the IFSC World Championships in Bern, followed by continental qualifying events in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The final qualifying event took place in Budapest in June 2024.

The sport climbing events at Paris 2024 promise to be an exciting and closely contested competition. With new favourites emerging in each discipline, it’s anyone’s game. Will the defending champions retain their titles, or will new faces emerge on the podium? One thing is for sure – the world’s top climbers will give it their all to reach the top step of the podium. Don’t miss the action from August 5 to 10 at the Le Bourget Climbing venue.

List of athletes qualified for Paris 2025

Women’s Boulder & Lead Climbers:

  1. Janja Garnbret (SLO)
  2. Jessica Pilz (AUT)
  3. Mori Ai (JPN)
  4. Oriane Bertone (FRA)
  5. Natalia Grossman (USA)
  6. Zhang Yuetong (CHN)
  7. Oceania Mackenzie (AUS)
  8. Lauren Mukheibir (RSA)
  9. Brooke Raboutou (USA)
  10. Nonaka Miho (JPN)
  11. Erin McNeice (GBR)
  12. Seo Chaehyun (KOR)
  13. Luo Zhilu (CHN)
  14. Ievgeniia Kazbekova (UKR)
  15. Mia Krampl (SLO)

Men’s Boulder & Lead Climbers:

  1. Jakob Schubert (AUT)
  2. Colin Duffy (USA)
  3. Narasaki Tomoa (JPN)
  4. Toby Roberts (GBR)
  5. Jesse Grupper (USA)
  6. Anraku Sorato (JPN)
  7. Campbell Harrison (AUS)
  8. Mel Janse Van Rensburg (RSA)
  9. Lee Dohyun (KOR)
  10. Sam Avezou (FRA)
  11. Adam Ondra (CZE)
  12. Alberto Gines Lopez (ESP)
  13. Hannes Van DuySEN (BEL)
  14. Paul Jenft (FRA)
  15. Yannick Flohe (GER)

Women’s Speed Climbers:

  1. Desak Made Rita Kusuma Dewi (INA)
  2. Emma Hunt (USA)
  3. Aleksandra Miroslaw (POL)
  4. Piper Kelly (USA)
  5. Deng Lijuan (CHN)
  6. Sarah Tetzlaff (NZL)
  7. Aniya Holder (RSA)
  8. Zhou Yafei (CHN)
  9. Aleksandra Kalucka (POL)
  10. Rajiah Sallsabillah (INA)
  11. Capucine Viglione (FRA)
  12. Manon Lebon (FRA)
  13. Leslie Adriana Romero Perez (ESP)
  14. Beatrice Colli (ITA)

Men’s Speed Climbers:

  1. Matteo Zurloni (ITA)
  2. Long Jinbao (CHN)
  3. Bassa Mawem (FRA)
  4. Samuel Watson (USA)
  5. Rahmad Adi Mulyono (INA)
  6. Julian David (NZL)
  7. Joshua Bruyns (RSA)
  8. Wu Peng (CHN)
  9. Veddriq Leonardo (INA)
  10. Amir Maimuratov (KAZ)
  11. Zachary Hammer (USA)
  12. Reza Alipour Shenazandifard (IRI)
  13. Yaroslav Tkach (UKR)
  14. Shin Uncheol (KOR)

Everything You Need to Know | Olympic Climbing at Paris 2024

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  1. 5C Team

    Men (B&L)
    1 – Jakob Schubert
    2 – Anraku Sorato
    3 – Toby Roberts

    Women (B&L)
    1 – Janja Garnbret
    2 – Ai Mori
    3 – Natalia Grossman

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