adidas ROCKSTARS 2019 - Stuttgart (GER) - Live Summary

Bouldering

adidas ROCKSTARS 2019

13th & 14th September 2019, Stuttgart (GER)

The popular invitational contest for the international climbing elite takes place for the ninth consecutive time and this year, too, sees a top line-up. Around 4,000 spectators can share the excitement when World and European champions, World Cup winners, national champions and potentially some future Olympic gold medallists impressively demonstrate why bouldering, i.e. climbing without a rope over a crash pad, is considered one of the most difficult disciplines in sport climbing.

The start list reads like the who’s who of bouldering. After the world cup final in June and the first ever Olympic qualifying event – the World Championships in Hachioji last month - some athletes can relax, because they’ve already bagged their ticket for Tokyo2020, marking the first display of climbing in the Olympic program. Others, however, have to stay in top form for their next chance, the IFSC Combined Qualifier held in Toulouse in November.  Among the competitors of adidas ROCKSTARS 2019 are the defending champions Miho Nonaka (JPN) and Jernej Kruder (SLO), the incredibly gifted Janja Garnbret (SLO), who won this year’s overall bouldering world cup as well as a triple World Champion title (Boulder, Lead, Olympic Combined), the triple adidas ROCKSTAR Sean McColl (CAN) and the two-time overall bouldering world cup winners, Shauna Coxsey (GBR) and Jongwon Chon (KOR).