The proposed format will consist of three disciplines: lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering. The winner will be determined based on who performs best in all three disciplines. It was previously tested at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. …
Climber Lynn Hill said the decision to include speed climbing was like “asking a middle distance runner to compete in the sprint.” …
Personally I think Speed Climbing will be the most popular of the three with a worldwide audience.
The Usain Bolt of Men’s Speed Climbing (so far) has been Reza Alipour from Iran.
Click PLAY or watch his World Record on YouTube.
Click PLAY or watch women’s World Record Holder Aries Susanti Rahayu on YouTube.
Neither will be in Tokyo as they are specialists.