The combined qualifications round at the 2019 world championships was the first chance for climbers to secure a spot in the 2020 Olympics, so there was a lot of pressure.
The men’s combined qualifications were exciting and started off with Rishat Khaibullin finishing the speed round ahead of the new speed world champion Ludovico Fossali, with a recorded time of 5.863 seconds. Alex Megos had a great day, ending the bouldering qualifiers as the only climber with four tops. His success continued into the Lead qualifiers where he walked away with the highpoint to earn a spot in the combined finals.
Canadian Sean McColl finished 10th overall and secured his ticket to the 2020 Olympics.
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Day 9: I’m going to the Olympics! 🤯 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This morning could not have gone worse; I slipped twice in speed, had a terrible boulder round, and threw a Hail Mary in Lead. Through events, some uncontrollable by myself, I managed to get enough points to qualify for the Olympics. 😍🔥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It feels like a weird dream that I might wake up from at any given second. 🙈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have to take this moment, this post, to thank everyone around me. The support I feel from everyone is nothing short of amazing. My Canadian Team here on the ground (@alannah_yip @allisonvest @jason.holowach @becca_frangos @lucasuchida , the Canadian staff @head.wilson @climbCanada , our wonder Physio @lenlenlemon , all my sponsors listed below, my management team @delve.media , the whole b2ten organization; people know who they are and I appreciate every one of you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have had the dream of going to the Olympics since before I can remember; that becoming a reality now, in the sport of climbing that I love so dearly is just … unbelievable. ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @adidasterrex | @scarpana | @joerockheads | @verticalartclimbing | @flashedclimbing | @perfect_descent | @visaca #verticalart #climbing #train #canada #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #athlete #igers #amazing #sports #fitspo #gymlife #power #fitfam #adventure #fitness #work #workhard #workout #strength #challenge #follow #ninja #gym #fun #olympics #olympics2020
Not even 24 hours after her speed world championship win, Aleksandra Miroslaw was back on the speed wall for the first round of the combined world championship qualifications. With a time of 7.321 seconds, she completed the round in first place.
The bouldering portion of the qualifying round saw five athletes top all four boulders; however, it wasn’t Janja Garnbret who finished in the lead, but Shauna Coxsey who flashed all of the routes. The crux of the lead qualifications sat around hold 36 and only Ai Mori was able to get past it and top the route. Follow results here.