The men's Combined qualification round has selected the first 6 male athletes eligible for Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places. Due to the fact that Japan has 4 athletes qualified for the Combined final but can only take 2 Olympic spots, all 4 athletes from other countries in the final plus the 9th and 10th place competitor are guaranteed an Olympic ticket for consideration by their National Olympic Committee. In a shock result, Adam Ondra (CZE) missed out on the final and an Olympic place after being scored down for stepping on a bolt in the Lead round. Initially qualifying in 8th place in the Combined ranking, he then dropped to 19th in lead after being scored down and finished 18th overall.
The first 8 male Sport Climbing Olympians in Tokyo 2020 - pending selection by their respective NOCs - will be (final ranking order to be decided in Wednesday's final):
- Alexander Megos (GER)
- Jakob Schubert (AUT)
- Rishat Khaibullin (KAZ)
- Mickael Mawem (FRA)
- The two highest-placing Japanese climbers, to be decided on Tuesday
- Ludovico Fossali (ITA) (9th place)
- Sean McColl (CAN) (10th place)
In a repeat of yesterday's women's result, having 4 Japanese athletes qualify for Combined finals means that Olympic quota places can be determined ahead of the finals. Due to these circumstances, with two Japanese athletes per sex earning a quota place in Hachioji, the 10th place competitors - Jessica Pilz and Sean McColl - also qualify for a quota place. Japan's host country quota place (1 athlete per sex) has to be filled and it can't be taken by an extra athlete of the same nationality if two have already qualified through the other pathways, so it is reallocated to the next best ranked athlete in Hachioji of another nationality.
If Japan chooses not to select the 2nd best Japanese athlete from Hachioji and prefers to wait until 2020 to decide and use their host place, then Jessica and Sean will be selected as the next highest ranked climbers in 10th. Alternatively, if they decide to take the two WCH places, then both climbers will still be selected through the host place as the next highest ranked climbers in 10th. Jessica and Sean will be officially selected within the next few weeks as the NOC has two weeks to decide on their selection and then unused quotas will be reallocated.
Japanese athletes Tomoa Narasaki, Kokoro Fujii, Kai Harada and Meichi Narasaki will fight for the top 2 Japanese rankings in Wednesday's final.
Stay tuned for a full debrief of the Combined qualifications and finals by IFSC commentator Charlie Boscoe.
IFSC Climbing World Championships Combined - Hachioji (JPN) 2019
|1||Alex Megos||GER||37+ 1.||4T4z 11 1||8.295 17||17|
|2||Jakob Schubert||AUT||36 2.||3T4z 4 8||7.385 15||60|
|3||Tomoa Narasaki||JPN||31+ 7.||3T4z 11 6||6.352 4.||112|
|4||Kokoro Fujii||JPN||32+ 5.||2T4z 3 16||6.531 5.||175|
|5||Kai Harada||JPN||30 13.||3T4z 4 9||6.634 6.||234|
|6||Rishat Khaibullin||KAZ||27+ 16.||1T1z 4 3||5.863 1.||272|
|7||Meichi Narasaki||JPN||31 10.||3T4z 11 8||6.776 8.||400|
|8||Mickael Mawem||FRA||23+ 18.||2T3z 2 4||6.250 3.||432|
|9||Ludovico Fossali||ITA||9 20.||0T0z 0 0||5.889 2.||800|
|10||Sean McColl||CAN||34 3.||1T2z 2 3||8.354 18||810|
|11||Yannick Flohé||GER||32+ 4.||1T3z 5 10||7.396 16||896|
|12||Nathaniel Coleman||USA||31+ 8.||1T3z 2 8||7.024 10||960|
|13||Rudolph Ruana||USA||32+ 6.||0T3z 0 17||7.287 12||1296|
|14||Michael Piccolruaz||ITA||29+ 15.||1T3z 4 7||6.655 7.||1365|
|15||Keita Dohi||JPN||30+ 12.||1T4z 6 8||7.124 11||1452|
|16||Jernej Kruder||SLO||29+ 14.||2T3z 7 5||7.295 13||1638|
|17||Jan Hojer||GER||30+ 11.||2T3z 12 6||8.357 19||2090|
|18||Adam Ondra||CZE||10 19.||3T3z 12 6||9.000 20||2280|
|19||Stefano Ghisolfi||ITA||31+ 9.||0T2z 0 4||7.347 14||2394|
|20||Jongwon Chon||KOR||25+ 17.||1T2z 2 4||6.884 9.||2448|