Lopez Wins First Ever Olympic Gold In Sport Climbing, Big Upset
Nathaniel Coleman, of Team USA, nets silver. Alberto Gines Lopez, of Spain, gets gold!
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SPORT CLIMBING MEN’S OLYMPIC FINAL RESULTS
- Alberto Gines Lopez (SPA)
- Nathaniel Coleman (USA)
- Jakob Schubert (AUS)
- Narasaki Tomoa (JPN)
- Mickael Mawem (FRA)
- Adam Ondra (CZE)
- Colin Duffy (USA)
- Bassa Mawem (FRA) DNS
Finals were a clean slate, and anything could happen, as if it hadn’t already. For background, before these Games: Gines Lopez was to most an unknown, new on the scene: he’d gotten a seventh in lead in Briancon, France, in July, and two fifth places, in Villars, Switzerland, and Innsbruck, during July and June of this year. Before that, he was more a Youth Championship guy. To see this coming, you’d have had to be paying attention to pre-pandemic 2019, when he got two lead podiums, for second and third, in World Cups in Inzai, Japan, and Kranj, Slovenia, with a fifth in Chamonix thrown in, but many back-in-the-pack results as well. He was also seventh in the Olympic qualifier in Toulouse that year. Duffy feels new as well, even to Americans, though he has won a youth world title—then this year he stunned with a third in lead in Villars in July and he had a ninth in bouldering in Innsbruck, also the normal ups and downs of competing.
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>Learn more Albert Gines Lopez HERE, climbing’s first gold medal winner.
>Learn more about silver medal winner Nathaniel Coleman HERE.
>Learn more about bronze medal winner Jakob Schubert HERE.