Road to Tokyo: Sport climbing - The Qualifier Stories, Episode 1

Adam Ondra and Alberto Gines Lopez are looking at the wall in Toulouse, during the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers
Adam Ondra and Alberto Gines Lopez are looking at the wall in Toulouse, during the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers

Sport climbing is one of the five new sports to make its Olympic debut next summer. Relive the drama of last year's qualifiers, where athletes from across the world battled to book their tickets to next year's Games.

In the first part of the series, Bassa Mawem, Adam Ondra, Nathaniel Coleman and Alberto Gines Lopez compete in Speed, Boulder and Lead during the first day of competition at the IFSC Combined Qualifier in Toulouse, France and strive to keep their Olympic dreams alive.

Watch the video below to see the first episode, starting the Road to Tokyo.

It's a constant struggle. Every time I train, every time I climb, being in lead, boulders or speed, I have the will to climb and to reach the top, touch the summit. It's my goal in climbing and in my life. And it works quite well.

Bassa Mawem, France

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Bassa Mawem, Adam Ondra, Nathaniel Coleman and Alberto Gines Lopez battle it out in Speed, Boulder and Lead during the first day of competition at IFSC Combined Qualifier in Toulouse, France and strive to keep their Olympic dreams alive.