Six Women Qualify for Olympics in Toulouse
At the conclusion of the final day of the IFSC Combined Qualifier Toulouse 2019, the IFSC is pleased to announce the next group of Olympic qualified athletes.
The end of the qualification rounds on Friday determined the first five women to earn a quota place for Tokyo 2020, out of twenty-two contenders, but one place still needed to be decided between two Slovenian climbers. After a close final competition, the official list of athletes was confirmed. China’s YiLing SONG finished the qualifications in ninth place and did not participate in the Sunday finals, based on the number of remaining quota place in Japan and Slovenia, it was enough to earn a place at the Olympics.
Women’s Qualified Athletes
- Julia CHANOURDIE (FRA)
- Mia KRAMPL (SLO)
- Iuliia KAPLINA (RUS)
- Kyra CONDIE (USA)
- Laura ROGORA (ITA)
- YiLing SONG (CHN)
All qualification places are provisional until confirmed by each athlete’s National Olympic Committee (NOC). Formal invitations will be sent by the IFSC to the relevant NOCs within five days of the conclusion of the Combined Qualifier. The NOCs will then have two weeks to either confirm or decline the quota places.
The next qualifying event for Tokyo 2020 will be held from 24 February to 1 March during the Pan-American Championships 2020. Two additional athletes—one man and one woman—will qualify for the Olympic Games at this event.
Find more information about Sport Climbing’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System here.