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Pan-Ams: The Next Olympic Qualifying Event

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In less than a week, the first 2020 Olympic qualifying event begins in Los Angeles, California at Sender One. 48 athletes from nine countries will vie for an Olympic berth. Only the top placing male and female athletes will qualify for Tokyo, provided their country hasn’t already filled its quota. 

After Brooke Raboutou, Kyra Condie and Nathaniel Coleman’s Olympic qualifications, the U.S. has only one male spot remaining. Top athletes to watch include Sean Bailey, who placed 9th in the Toulouse Olympic Qualifier, and Zach Galla, winner of the recent Combined National Championships. 

[Also Read: The Next 12 Olympic Athletes]

On the women’s side, Alannah Yip (CAN) is looking to cinch her spot after missing the cut in both Hachioji and Toulouse. Already qualified from Canada is Sean McColl.

[Also Watch: Alannah Yip shares her post comp celebration food]

So far, no athletes from Mexico or South America have qualified for Tokyo. Top Latin American athletes include Carlos Granja (ECU), who is ranked 49th, Andrea Rojas (ECU), ranked 38th and Valentina Aguado (ARG), ranked 48th.

Stay tuned for updates. The schedule and links to the live streams are below!


Schedule (Times in PST)

Tuesday February 25: Pre-Qualifying Round for Men and Women

10:30 Speed Qualification

1:00 Boulder Qualification

5:45 Lead Qualification

Wednesday February 26: Rest Day

Thursday February 27: Women Combined Qualifications

11:00 Speed Qualification

1:00 Boulder Qualification

5:15 Lead Qualification

Friday February 28: Men Combined Qualifications

11:00 Speed Qualification

1:00 Boulder Qualification

5:15 Lead Qualification

Saturday February 29: Women Combined Finals

2:00 Speed Finals

2:45 Boulder Finals

4:40 Lead Finals

5:30 Award Ceremony

Sunday February 30: Men Combined Finals

2:00 Speed Finals

2:45 Boulder Finals

4:40 Lead Finals

5:30 Award Ceremony

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