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Olympic Qualifier Series 2024 Shanghai preview: Full schedule and how to watch live

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Stars taking part at OQS Shanghai 2024

Many top athletes have yet to obtain a Paris 2024 quota spot and will be in action at OQS Shanghai. Of the over 450 athletes in action in the OQS, 81 are prior Olympians and 18 of them won Olympic medals at Tokyo 2020.

In BMX Freestyle, they include the defending Olympic champions, Logan Martin of Australia and Charlotte Worthington of Great Britain, as well as Tokyo 2020 medallists Daniel Dhers, Hannah Roberts, and Nikita Ducarroz.

Conversely, in breaking, which will make its full Olympic Games debut at Paris 2024, a number of the world’s best B-Boys and B-Girls have already secured a qualifying quota at previous events. However, there are still some popular stars who have yet to do so, including B-Boy Jeffro of the USA and Japan’s B-Girl Ami, the 2019 world champion.

All the stars will be in action in skateboarding, from the likes of Jagger Eaton and Danny León to Sky Brown and Arisa Trew in park events, and stars such as Nyjah Huston, Aurélien Giraud, reigning Olympic champions Horigome Yuto and Nishiya Momiji, Rayssa Leal, Chloe Covell, and Pamela Rosa in street. Eaton will also compete in the street event in addition to park.

Sport climbing has also seen some athletes, such as competition climbing’s GOAT Janja Garnbret, already obtain Olympic quota spots, and therefore they will not be in Shanghai or Budapest. But others are still looking for their own qualification quotas, including former men’s speed world record holder Leonardo Veddriq of Indonesia, Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Nonaka Miho of Japan in women’s boulder & lead, and Spanish reigning Olympic champion Alberto Ginés López in men’s boulder & lead.

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