How to watch the Climbing European Championships - 2020
The Sport Climbing European Championships is taking place in Moscow, Russia between 21-28 November, with 2 places up for grabs in next years delayed 2020 Olympic Games.
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How to watch the Climbing European Championships
The European Championships are available across the BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and mobile app, 25 and 28 November.
Wednesday, 25 November
15:45-18:10 – BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and mobile app
Saturday, 28 November
12:40-20:20 - BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and mobile app
What are the Sport Climbing European Championships?
The Sport Climbing European Championships take place in Moscow, Russia between 21-28 November.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event saw a number of postponements from its original date in March before the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) gave the go ahead for championships to take place this month.
Austria and France made the decision to withdraw their athletes from the competition due to coronavirus concerns and travel restrictions.
Sport climbing makes its debut at the delayed 2020 Olympic Games as a triathlon-style competition with speed, bouldering and lead forming a combined event.
There are two quota places up for grabs at the European Championships, including one in the men’s competition and another in the women’s event.
How do the Championships work?
The event consists of four different competitions with individual events for each of the climbing disciplines – speed, bouldering and lead – as well as a separate combined event, which carries the sole Olympic place for women and men.
In order to qualify for the latter, which mimics the ‘triathlon-esq’ sport climbing competition, athletes must rank in the top-12 after scores from each of the individual events are totalled together for overall standings.
Who are the Brits taking part?
Great Britain will be represented by William Bosi in the men’s competition and Molly Thompson-Smith in the women’s event.
Scotland’s Bosi is British speed climbing champion and the British lead climbing champion.
23-year-old Thompson-Smith became the first British woman to win a lead climbing bronze medal at the World Cup in Slovenia in 2017.
Both athletes are looking to secure qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.
Photo source: BBC Sport
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