IFSC Finalists Heights
Heights of IFSC World Cup boulder and lead finalists in 2022
In the 2022 IFSC World Cup, the heights of women finalists were between 152 cm (5’0”) to 175 cm (5’9”) with an average height of 162 cm (5’4”), whereas men finalists were between 163 cm (5’4”) to 188 cm (6’2”) with an average height of 175 cm (5’9”).
Following up on my previous post on the age distribution of IFSC World Cup finalists, I decided to also look at the heights of the finalists. Unfortunately, I was unable to find height data for several of the speed finalists, so I limited this dataset to only bouldering and lead disciplines.
The charts below show the heights of all athletes who made it to an IFSC World Cup bouldering or lead final in 2022. This also includes any athlete who made it to the final round of the combined boulder & lead event.
Boulder & Lead Finalists
From the data, it appears that in the 2022 IFSC World Cup, the heights of women finalists were between 152 cm (5’0”) to 175 cm (5’9”) with an average height of 162 cm (5’4”), whereas men finalists were between 163 cm (5’4”) to 188 cm (6’2”) with an average height of 175 cm (5’9”).
I also plotted the height distribution of each categories separately to see if there were differences between bouldering and lead disciplines.
Unsurprisingly, there was little difference in average height between boulder and lead groups since several athletes who participated in bouldering also participated in lead events.
Please feel free to explore the charts yourself and let me know if you find any insights. Tip: you can hover or tap on the charts to see toolips with individual athlete information.
Sources & Notes
- Aside from two finalists, Keita Dohi and Mia Aoyagi, all height data was obtained from athlete profiles on ifsc-climbing.org.
- Keita Dohi’s height data was found on wikidata.org.
- I was unable to find Mia Aoyagi’s height data so it is not included in the preceding charts.
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