Jan HOJER

Germany GER

Sport Climbing

  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 2020
  • Year of Birth
    1992
Olympic Results

Biography

Jan HOJER

Cologne-born Jan Hojer has been competing in climbing ever since he was 10 years old, and now is considered to be one of the best in the world when it comes to sport climbing.

It was the German youth competitions that first witnessed Hojer’s potential back in 2004 when he began competing in lead, going on to compete in the Lead Climbing World Cup from 2008 to 2010.

But lead didn’t quite work out for Hojer, and so he made the decision to switch to bouldering where he found great success. In the year following his switch, he ranked fifth in the World Championships. Two years later, he claimed his first title by taking home the gold at the 2014 Bouldering World Cup, before finishing second in 2015.

Despite not being able to defend his World Cup title, he did pick up a gold in 2015, this time at the European Championships. He retained his European title in 2017, where he won gold not only in bouldering, but in combined.

As well as proving himself a worthy opponent in indoor climbing, he has also tried his hand in the great outdoors. In 2010 he climbed Action Directe – a route that is considered one of the most difficult in the world. Hojer has also solved multiple 8C boulder problems.

According to TMVSN, ‘no wall is too steep, no rock too high’ for the 29-year-old, who placed 12th at Tokyo 2020 after being unable to make the final.

Olympic Results

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Tokyo 2020

#12
Men's Combined
Men's Combined Sport Climbing

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