Four GB Climbing athletes to debut at Paris 2024

Posted by Team BMC on 04/07/2024
Four TeamGB athletes: Image TeamGB

Four sport climbers will make their Olympic Games debuts this summer for Team GB as the British Olympic Association (BOA) name the team that will compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Toby Roberts and Hamish McArthur are set to become Team GB’s first ever male climbers at an Olympic Games.  

Roberts, 19, from Surrey, whose first ever climb was at age three on a family day out, became the first British climber last year to win a World Cup in two different disciplines: lead and boulder. 

McArthur, 23, from York, is a double Youth World Champion and earned a bronze medal at his first senior World Championship in Moscow three years ago. 

Erin McNeice and Molly Thompson-Smith are also set to feature at their debut Olympic Games, three years after Shauna Coxsey competed for Team GB in the Games’ inaugural sport climbing event at Tokyo 2020. 

McNeice, 20, from Kent, and five-time British Champion Thompson-Smith, 26, from London, both secured qualification to Paris last month through the Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) with McNeice collecting two bronze medals in OQS events in Shanghai and Budapest. 

Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England OBE said: “After sport climbing made its Olympic debut in Tokyo, we are thrilled to select four climbers for Paris 2024. We hope that Toby, Hamish, Erin and Molly will have a brilliant debut experience at these Games, and we wish them all the very best competing in Paris this summer.” 

The sport climbing events will be held from 5 August to 10 August at Le Bourget Climbing venue, specifically constructed for these events. 

A total of four medal events will take place across two different disciplines: speed climbing and boulder and lead, with each discipline having a separate competition for male and female climbers. 

Huge congratulations to all four athletes selected for TeamGB heading out to Paris.

The commitment from the athletes, the back room staff, coaches, families, and everyone involved has been phenomenal. 

A huge thanks also goes to our partners too, whose continued investment and support assists in achieving our goals. 
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We can’t wait to see what this team can do on the biggest world stage in Paris, and wish them all the very best of luck.

List of selected climbers for Paris 2024: 

  • Hamish McArthur: boulder and lead 

  • Erin McNeice: boulder and lead 

  • Toby Roberts: boulder and lead 

  • Molly Thompson-Smith: boulder and lead 


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Well done to you all - best of luck :)
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