Olympic : 20 Climbing Athletes qualified for Paris 2024 so far

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In recent weeks, a series of Olympic qualifying events in Sport Climbing for Paris 2024 have taken place on five continents. The winners of each category in both Boulder & Lead and Speed earned quota places for next summer’s Games, adding a further 20 names to the list of qualified athletes.

Europe Continental Qualifier 

The IFSC European Qualifier Events took place in Rome, Italy (15 September for Speed and Laval, France (26-29 September) for Boulder & Lead. 

*Qualified athletes in bold.

Men Boulder & Lead

1. Toby Roberts (GBR) 

2. Alberto Ginés-López (ESP)

3. Sam Avezou (FRA)

Men Speed

1. Bassa Mawem (FRA

2. Marcin Dzienski (POL)

3. Hryhorii Ilchyshyn (UKR)

Women Boulder & Lead

1. Oriane Bertone (FRA) 

2. Staša Gejo (SRB)

3. Laura Rogora (ITA)

Women Speed

1. Ola Miroslaw (POL)

2. Aleksandra Kalucka (POL)

3. Aleksandra Kalucka (POL)

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Pan American Games Santiago

The Pan American qualifier event took place at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile from 20-25 October.

Four USA Climbing athletes have earned Olympic quota places for Paris 2024 after winning their respective categories in Speed and Boulder & Lead at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Piper Kelly and Samuel Watson won gold in Speed and Jesse Grupper and Natalia Grossman topped the field in Boulder & Lead.

Men Boulder & Lead

1. Jesse Grupper (USA)

2. Sean Bailey (USA)

3. Zach Galla (USA)

Men Speed

1. Samuel Watson (USA) 

2. Noah Bratschi (USA)

3. Carlos Granja (ECU)

Women Boulder & Lead

1. Natalia Grossman (USA) 

2. Brooke Raboutou (USA)

3. Alannah Yip (CAN)

Women Speed

1. Piper Kelly (USA)

2. Emma Hunt (USA) (via Bern WCH)

3. Andrea Rojas (ECU)

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Natalia Grossman (USA) joined her teammates Piper Kelly, Jesse Grupper and Samuel Watson in qualifying for Paris in Santiago

Asian Continental Qualifier 

The Asian qualifier took place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 9-12 November. Japan’s Anraku Sorato continued his stellar 2023 to secure a ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games winning the men’s Boulder & Lead competition in Jakarta, Indonesia. All year the 16-year-old has been showing just what a talent he is. He was the first ever winner of the IFSC World Cup Boulder series and Lead series and now has an Olympic Games to look forward in what will be only his second senior year of competition.

Men Boulder & Lead

1. Sorato Anraku (JPN) 

2. Yufei Pan (CHN)

3. Dohyun Lee (KOR)

Men Speed

1. Adi Mulyono Rahmad (INA) 

2. Kiromal Katibin (INA)

3. Ryo Omasa (JPN)

Women Boulder & Lead

1. Yuetong Zhang (CHN)

2. Miho Nonaka (JPN)

3. Futaba Ito (JPN)

Women Speed

1. Lijuan Deng (CHN) 

2. Jimin Jeong (KOR) 

3. Rajiah Sallsabillah (INA)

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Rising star Sorato Anraku (JPN), who won the overall World Cup in Lead and Boulder in 2023, took the win in Jakarta

Olympic Oceania Continental Qualifier

Melbourne, Australia hosted the fourth continental qualification event from 24-26 November. New Zealand will have its first country representatives at an Olympic Games Climbing competition as Julian David and Sarah Tetzlaff win the Speed Oceania qualifiers in Melbourne, Australia.

Men Boulder & Lead

1. Campbell Harrison (AUS) 

2. Sam Lavender (AUS)

3. Dylan Parks (AUS)

Men Speed

1. Julian David (NZL) 

2. Hayden Barton (AUS)

3. Flynn Chisholm (NZL)

Women Boulder & Lead

1. Oceania Mackenzie (AUS) 

2. Maya Stasiuk (AUS)

3. Emily Scott (AUS)

Women Speed

1. Sarah Tetzlaff (NZL) 

2. Grace Cowley (AUS) 

3. Abby Gebert (NZL)

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Speed athletes Julian David (NZL) and Sarah Tetzlaff (NZL) become New Zealand’s first Sport Climbing Olympic athletes.

Olympic African Continental Qualifier

The final continental event took place in Pretoria, South Africa from 7-9 December.

Men Boulder & Lead

1. Mel Janse Van Rensburg (RSA)

2. Christopher Cosser (RSA)

3. Nicholas Allan (RSA)

Men Speed

1. Joshua Bruyns (RSA)

2. John Stucken (RSA)

3. Joseph Gibbon (RSA)

Women Boulder & Lead

1. Lauren Mukheibir (RSA) 

2. Rauen Krohn (RSA)

3. Caitlin Bouwer (RSA)

Women Speed

1. Aniya Holder (RSA) 

2. Tegwen Oates (RSA) 

3. Alyssa Meyer (RSA)

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Mel Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) and Lauren Mukheibir (RSA) punched their tickets in Pretoria.

The Olympic Games Paris 2024 will take place in the French capital city from 26 July to 11 August.

With a Speed event and a combined Boulder & Lead event in Paris, the total number of medal events for Sport Climbing will double from two at the Tokyo Games, to four in Paris. The Olympic Games will also see a significant increase in the number of Sport Climbing athletes participating in comparison to the Tokyo Games, from 40 athletes in Tokyo, to 68 in Paris.

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