Sean McColl, who will be representing Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will be the only Canadian at the Adidas Rockstars 2019. Some of the world’s best climbers will be at the event, including champion Janja Garnbret. The winners of 2018 were Miho Nonako and Jernej Kruder and in 2017 it was Sergii Topishko and Stasa Gejo.
The popular invitational for the international climbing elite takes place for the ninth consecutive time. Around 4,000 spectators will be there for the comp between world and European champions, World Cup winners, national champions and potentially some future Olympic gold medalists. The comp will take place at the Stuttgart’s Porsche-Arena on Sept. 13 and 14. Watch below.
The full list of climbers that will be competing include: Charlotte Andre, Gholamali Baratzadeh, Alma Bestvater, Sierra Blair-Coyle, Jérémy Bonder, Chloé Caulier, Julia Chanourdie, Jongwon Chon, Shauna Coxsey, Keita Dohi, Sunniva Eik Haave, Yannick Flohé, Kokoro Fujii, Janja Garnbret, Kai Harada, Afra Hönig, Futaba Ito, Florian Klingler, Petra Klingler, Mia Krampl, Jernej Kruder, Julija Kruder, Irina Kuzmenko, Pierre Le Cerf, Hung Ying Lee, Mina Markovič, Philipp Martin, Sean McColl, Ai Mori, Mao Nakamura, Miho Nonaka, Amir Nouri, Yoshiyuki Ogata, Louis Parkinson, Anže Peharc, Nathan Phillips, Jessica Pilz, Lučka Rakovec, Elnaz Rekabi, Urška Repušič, Dmitrii Sharafutdinov, Domen Škofic, Franziska Sterrer, Zan Sudar, Tomoaki Takata, Shuta Tanaka, Vadim Timonov, Sergii Topishko and Gregor Vezonik.
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