Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Sport ClimbingWatch
This is a new event for the Olympics, and has caused some controversy amongst climbers, as it combines three separate disciplines (lead climbing, bouldering and speed climbing), with only one set of medals per gender. In fact, speed climbing will be a separate event in the 2024 Paris Olympics, but for now they remain combined, potentially forcing competitors out of their comfort zones.
The schedule can be found here.
Use this thread to make your predictions about this sport, and discuss the events as they happen.
The first qualification round for the men begins tomorrow. Are you excited?
(...) In fact, speed climbing will be a separate event in the 2024 Paris Olympics, but for now they remain combined, potentially forcing competitors out of their comfort zones.
I'll try and follow this one as best as I can. All taking place during my working hours though.
Apparently they were only granted two medals this year (one for men and one for women), so the plan was to include all three major disciplines into one, and hope that the Olympic committee would agree to separate them in future. It worked!
Absolutely incredible. The speed they can do this!
She'll want to do better.
Currently sat in 15th following the first round of speed climbs.
I'm told, that is very fast
The Russian against her fell and began to cry
I attempted rock climbing myself recently and was horrendous at it. not arm strength at all.