The First Eight Olympic Athletes in Sport Climbing

The first eight athletes have qualified for Tokyo 2020! Thus far, there will be representatives from Slovenia, Japan, Great Britain, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Kazakhstan, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and the U.S. The first American to be invited is Brooke Raboutou (18), from Boulder, Colorado. 

In total, there will be 20 invited athletes per gender. The next Olympic qualifying event will be in Toulouse, France starting November 28.

[Also Read: The World Championships and “Invitation Watch 2019”]

Feature Image by Eddie Fowke/IFSC


Women’s Qualified Athletes

  1. Janja GARNBRET (SLO)
  2. Akiyo NOGUCHI (JPN)
  3. Shauna COXSEY (GBR)
  4. Aleksandra MIROSLAW (POL)
  5. Miho NONAKA* (JPN) 
  6. Petra KLINGLER (SUI)
  7. Brooke RABOUTOU (USA)
  8. Jessica PILZ (AUT)


Men’s Qualified Athletes

  1. Tomoa NARASAKI (JPN)
  2. Jakob SCHUBERT (AUT)
  3. Rishat KHAIBULLIN (KAZ)
  4. Kai HARADA* (JPN) 
  5. Mickael MAWEM (FRA)
  6. Alexander MEGOS (GER)
  7. Ludovico FOSSALI (ITA)
  8. Sean MCCOLL (CAN)

*Invitation is provisional and up to Japan

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Brooke Raboutou is Going to the Olympics!

Snapshot: Brooke Raboutou