19-year-old Oceania Mackenzie became the second female Australian climber to ever make a final at the 2019 IFSC Boulder World Cup in Meiringen, Switzerland
She has recently achieved two new speed climbing PBs
Oceania is the second Australian woman ever to make a World Cup final, which makes her a strong contender for an Olympic podium finish
Oceania Mackenzie has five sisters!
Opponents to look out for - Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret has had a strong start to 2021. She holds six world cup titles.Also look out for – Akiyo Noguchi, Japan and Shauna Coxsey, UK
Tom O’Halloran is renowned for his first ascents outdoors. He has climbed four first ascents at the challenging grade of 35 (9a), a feat that has only been achieved by a handful of other athletes across the world!
Tom O’Halloran was taught to climb by his dad. He now climbs with his partner and 7-year-old daughter
After qualifying in first place at the Australian Combined Climbing Championships, Tom also took out first place at the Oceania Combined Championships to qualify for the Olympic games.
Opponents to look out for - Czech climber Adam Ondra is expected to deliver an impressive Olympic performance. Ondra specialises in a style of climbing known as “onsite” or “flash” – completing a route you’ve never climbed before first try, without falling off. Climbers will have a limited time to inspect the boulder and lead routes at the Games, so this skill will come in handy.
Also look out for – Tomoa Narasaki, Japan.