Sport climbing emphasises strength, endurance, gymnastic ability and technique.
Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing that may rely on permanent anchors fixed to the rock for protection, in which a rope that is attached to the climber is clipped into the anchors to arrest a fall, or that involves climbing short distances with a crash pad underneath as protection.
This is in contrast to traditional climbing where climbers must place removable protection as they climb. Sport climbing usually involves lead climbing and toproping techniques, but free solo and deep-water solo (no protection) climbing on sport routes is also sometimes possible.
Sport climbing was scheduled to make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and was previously tested at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.
Sport Climbing Schedule & Fixture: Tokyo 2021 Olympics
The sport climbing events will be scheduled from the 3rd August to 6th August 2021 at Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In total, 40 competitors will attend from the 19 nations at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Two events will be held, one for men and one for women. The proposed format will consist of three disciplines: lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering. The winner will be determined based on who performs best in all three disciplines.
Here is the full sport climbing schedule, fixture and calendar at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Check this out.
3rd August 2021
- Men’s Lead Climbing Qualification Round
- Men’s Speed Climbing Qualification Round
- Men’s Bouldering Qualification Round
4th August 2021
- Women’s Lead Climbing Qualification Round
- Women’s Speed Climbing Qualification Round
- Women’s Bouldering Qualification Round
5th August 2021
- Men’s Lead Climbing Finals
- Men’s Speed Climbing Finals
- Men’s Bouldering Finals
6th August 2021
- Women’s Lead Climbing Finals
- Women’s Speed Climbing Finals
- Women’s Bouldering Finals
Qualified Climbers at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
|Japan (Host)||Kai Harada|
|United States||Nathaniel Coleman|
|Czech Republic||Adam Ondra|
|Great Britain||Shauna Coxsey|
|South Africa||Christopher Cosser|
|South Korea||Chon Jong-won|
|Spain||Alberto Ginés López|