You need to know this at the start of the Sport Climbing World Championships

The Sport Climbing World Championships in Bern start today with the qualification of the men in bouldering. During 12 days, a total of 428 athletes from 54 different nations will be fighting for medal spots and the first Olympic starting places for Paris 2024. You will find regular updates about the competitions here.

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Today the 18th IFSC Climbing & Paraclimbing World Championships in Bern will start with the qualification of the men in the individual discipline Bouldering. From 9 a.m. to 16 p.m., 139 climbers collect as many tops and zones as possible on five boulders each. The top 20 among them qualify for the semifinals. For those who want to know more about it, we have the following article the most important information about the competition format of the Sport Climbing World Championships collected.

Sport Climbing World Cup: program overview

Program IFSC World Climbing Championships

The Sport Climbing World Cup in numbers

  • A total of 428 climbers from 54 different nations take part
  • 139 men and 113 women start in bouldering, 141 men and 120 women in lead and 83 men and 60 women in speed
  • The USA and Japan are the most strongly represented with 41 participants each
  • Canadian Sean McColl and Japanese Akiyo Noguchi have the most experience with 9 world championships each
  • Local hero Petra Klingler, South Korean Jain Kim and Czech Martin Stranik are contesting their 8th World Championship in Bern
  • 33 athletes celebrate their World Cup debut in Bern

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How can I follow the Sport Climbing World Cup live?

The qualifying rounds in bouldering will be held in the curling hall in Bern. This is located on the Bernexpo site right next to the Postfinance Arena, where the semi-finals and finals take place. The boulder qualification competitions can be followed on site free of charge.

Unfortunately, the qualifications are not available online. From the semi-finals onwards, all competitions will be broadcast live. In the following article we have compiled all the possibilities how to follow the World Climbing Championships in Bern in the live stream.

Daily summaries on Lacrux.com

Of course we will also keep you up to date here on Lacrux. We will summarize the qualifying rounds of the Sport Climbing World Championships in Bern for you and provide you with a live ticker and an evening article from the semi-finals onwards.

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