Sport climbing Women’s Finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games today. Running commentary starting from 10:30.
Speed Quarter finals pairing
Aleksandra Miroslaw (POL) vs Miho Nonaka (JPN)
Akiyo Noguchi (JPN) vs Jessica Pilz (AUT)
Anouck Jaubert (FRA) vs Janja Garnbret (SLO)
Miho Nonaka (JPN) vs Brooke Raboutou (USA)
Welcome back to our fourth and last running commentary about sport climbing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. It’s another big day, the women’s final, the day when we’ll discover who will forever etch their names next to Alberto Ginés López, Nathaniel Coleman and Jakob Schubert, the three athletes who last night won gold, silver and bronze at sport climbing’s first Olympics.
What yesterday’s gruelling competition demonstrated is that absolutely nothing can be taken for granted. It was a roller coaster of emotions and upsets. As was evident, the heat, but above all the pressure of performing on the biggest stage of all, are hugely important factors. Interestingly, yesterday’s top three all won one discipline. In order to win a medal, a victory in either Speed, Boulder or Lead seems essential.
The 8 athletes who two days ago qualified for the final are, in order: Janja Garnbret, Chaehyun Seo, Miho Nonaka, Akiyo Noguchi, Brooke Raboutou, Jessica Pilz, Aleksandra Miroslaw, Anouck Jaubert.
The Combined event starts, as always, with Speed at 10:30 am CET. See you soon.