Sport Climbing

Facts

Discipline of Sport Climbing
Participants 40
NOCs 19
Competitions held 2 (Venues)
Distinct events 4
IF International Federation of Sport Climbing

Description

Sport climbing, as opposed to Alpinism, is a sport testing how fast or how far athletes may ascend vertical walls, usually done indoors on specially designed climbing walls. It has never been an Olympic sport but is set to début at the 2020/21 Tokyo Olympics. Sport climbing is governed internationally by the International Federation of Sport Climbing, which separated from the Union internationale des associations d’alpinisme (UIAA) in 2007. World Championships in sport climbing have been held since 1991 and a World Cup circuit has been contested since 2007.

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Slovenia SLO 1 0 0 1
Spain ESP 1 0 0 1
Japan JPN 0 1 1 2
United States USA 0 1 0 1
Austria AUT 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Japan JPN 1 1 0 2
Austria AUT 1 0 1 2
Slovenia SLO 0 1 0 1
France FRA 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alberto Ginés ESP 1 0 0 1
Janja Garnbret SLO 1 0 0 1
Miho Nonaka JPN 0 1 0 1
Nathaniel Coleman USA 0 1 0 1
Jakob Schubert AUT 0 0 1 1
Akiyo Noguchi JPN 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Keita Dohi JPN 1 0 0 1
Sandra Lettner AUT 1 0 0 1
Shuta Tanaka JPN 0 1 0 1
Vita Lukan SLO 0 1 0 1
Sam Avezou FRA 0 0 1 1
Laura Lammer AUT 0 0 1 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Combined Men 1
Combined Women 1
Combined Boys 1
Combined Girls 1