2019 IFSC World Championships start August 11th
- Saturday 10th August 2019
Aug 10th; 2019
The 2019 IFSC World Climbing Championships at Hachioj, Japan are set to start tomorrow.
Over 253 athletes from 39 different countries are registered to compete in the 12-day event that includes separate World Championships for Boulder, Speed and Lead as well as a Combined event. The highest 20 ranking athletes competing in all three disciplines will then go forward and compete in the Combined World Championships at the end of the Hachioji event from which the highest seven ranked athletes, subject to two per gender per country, will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Narasaki lead the combined rankings ahead of the start of Hachioji as seen in the table below. For anyone wondering why Adam Ondra isn’t listed in the current rankings it’s because he did complete a minimum of two events in each of boulder, speed and lead in the World Cup events. Team GB athletes, Will Bosi and Shauna Coxsey are currently in 6th and 11th place respectively and as such are in strong position to qualify, assuming they maintain their previous 2019 form, to compete in the Combined at the Hachioji World Championships.
The current/provisional scheduling for the Hachioji event is as follows:
Sunday, 11th August
Women Bouldering Qualification
Monday, 12th August
Men Bouldering Qualification
Tuesday, 13th August
Men & Women Bouldering Semi-Final & Finals
Wednesday, 14th August
Men & Women Lead Qualification
Thursday, 15th August
Men & Women Lead Semi-Finals & Finals
Friday, 16th August
Saturday, 17th August
Men & Women Speed Practice / Qualification / Final
Sunday, 18th August
Women Combined Qualification
Monday, 19th August
Men Combined Qualification
Tuesday, 20th August
Women Combined Final
Wednesday, 21st August
Men Combined Final
All semi-final and finals, taking place on August 13th, 15th, 17th, and 20th-21st, will be live steamed via the IFSC website.
Click through here for the timetabling for the various rounds…