Anouck Jaubert and Michael Piccolruaz qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
France’s Anouck Jaubert and Italy’s Michael Piccolruaz have earned tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Anouck Jaubert of France and Michael Piccolruaz of Italy are qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, thanks to the reallocation of two unused quotas.
According to the Qualification System, the Tripartite Commission quota places had to be assigned by the end of March. However, no application was filed within that deadline, and being now at the end of April any unused quota place has to be reallocated.
Jaubert and Piccolruaz receive the quota thanks to their placement at the 2019 IFSC Climbing World Championships in Hachioji (JPN), where they respectively finished in 11th and 14th position in the Women’s and Men’s Combined event.
Anouck Jaubert will join her teammates Julia Chanourdie, Bassa Mawem and Mickael Mawem, making France the third country, along Japan and the United States of America, with four climbers qualified for the Games.
Michael Piccolruaz, instead, will be the third Italian athlete to qualify for Tokyo 2020 in Sport Climbing, after Ludovico Fossali placed 9th in Hachioji and Laura Rogora took 8th place at the IFSC Combined Qualifier in and Toulouse (FRA).
The reallocation of the unused quota places brings the total of Olympic qualified athletes to 32 – 16 per gender.
The eight remaining slots will be awarded according to the following schedule of continental championships:
IFSC European Championships in Moscow (RUS), from October 1 to 8
IFSC African Championships in Cape Town (RSA), date To Be Defined
IFSC Asian Championships, location and date TBD
IFSC Oceania Championships in Sydney (AUS), date TBD
The IFSC Executive Board recently decided that the qualification process will have to be concluded within December 31, 2020.
In all likelihood this announcement dashes the dreams of some top European athletes, such as Marcello Bombardi, Stefano Ghisolfi and Fanny Gilbert, who hoped to secure their country’s last quota spot at the European Championships. Due to the Coronoavirus these last-chance Olympic qualifiers did not take place in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic and were rescheduled to October.
List of qualified athletes - alphabetical order, as of 30/04/2020
Julia Chanourdie FRA
Kyra Condie USA
Shauna Coxsey GBR
Janja Garnbret SLO
Anouck Jaubert FRA
Iuliia Kaplina RUS
Petra Klingler SUI
Mia Krampl SLO
Aleksandra Miroslaw POL
Akiyo Noguchi JPN
Miho Nonaka JPN
Jessica Pilz AUT
Brooke Raboutou USA
Laura Rogora ITA
YiLing Song CHN
Alannah Yip CAN
Nathaniel Coleman USA
Colin Duffy USA
Ludovico Fossali ITA
Alberto Ginés López ESP
Kai Harada JPN
Jan Hojer GER
Rishat Khaibullin KAZ
Bassa Mawem FRA
Mickael Mawem FRA
Sean McColl CAN
Alexander Megos GER
Tomoa Narasaki JPN
Adam Ondra CZE
YuFei Pan CHN
Michael Piccolruaz ITA
Jakob Schubert AUT