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Olympic Qualifier Series Budapest: Watch Live

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The second and final round of the multi-sport Olympic Qualifier Series takes place in Budapest, Hungary this week, starting from tomorrow (20 June). The first round was completed in Shanghai, China last month. The event is the final opportunity for athletes across four sports - Breaking, BMX Freestyle, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing - to qualify for Paris 2024. 

Erin McNeice put in a steely performance to earn 41 ranking points ahead of Budapest.  © IFSC
Erin McNeice put in a steely performance to earn 41 ranking points ahead of Budapest.
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Ranking points from both events are combined and the top ten athletes in Boulder & Lead and the top five in Speed will receive quota places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Additional Host Country and Universality places will also be awarded based on rankings following this event.

Five GB Climbing athletes - Erin McNeice, Hamish McArthur, Molly Thompson-Smith, Max Milne, Jack MacDougall and Jim Pope - will be competing for an Olympic place. Erin goes into Budapest in a strong position having finished 3rd in Shanghai with 41 points, along with Hamish McArthur in 7th (34 points) and Molly Thompson-Smith in 13th (28 points).

See the current rankings and points allocated below:

IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell commented:

 "This last stage of the Olympic Qualifier Series in Budapest will showcase the final push for athletes aiming to secure their places at the Paris 2024 Olympics. With over 150 athletes set to secure quota spots for Paris 2024, everything will be to play for at the Ludovika Campus, found in the centre of Budapest.

"Expect a vibrant, festival atmosphere, combining sports with local music, culture, art and food, making it more than just a sporting event. This series celebrates not only the athletes' journey and achievements but also the unique blend of tradition and innovation that characterises the Olympics. After the huge success showcased in Shanghai, we are excited to see urban sports such as breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding, and sport climbing, continue to take centre stage.

"Budapest, which is known for its sporting culture, will provide a fitting backdrop for this culmination of the Olympic Qualifier Series. The event is designed to engage both local and international audiences, which really emphasises the global reach of the Olympic movement. With Budapest being the last chance for athletes to secure their spot at the Games, the stage is all set for what will be a thrilling and pivotal moment on the road to Paris 2024."

How to watch

The event will be free to watch via the Olympic Channel. The broadcast schedule is as follows (all times UK time (GMT+1:00)):

June 20th 10:40 a.m. - Boulder Qualifications

June 21st 8:40 a.m. - Lead Qualifications

June 21st 3:40 p.m. - Speed Qualifications

June 22nd 8:40 a.m. - Boulder Semi-Finals

June 22nd 12:40 p.m. - Lead Semi-Finals

June 22nd 4:55 p.m. - Speed Finals

June 23rd 8:25 a.m. - Women's Boulder Final

June 23rd 10:45 a.m. - Women's Lead Final

June 23rd 1:55 p.m. - Men's Boulder Final

June 23rd 4:15 p.m. - Men's Lead Final


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19 Jun

Great. Thanks for the heads up!

20 Jun

Were the boulder qualifications actually broadcast? Can't see them here: https://olympics.com/en/sport-events/olympic-qualifier-series-2024-budapest/replays

20 Jun
20 Jun

Thanks Wil, looks like they've also now appeared on the link I posted. I find the Olympic site very confusing!

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