Australian Sports Climber Hayden Barton qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024

Hayden Barton, 20, is an Australian speed climber who qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris and finished second in the IFSC Continental Qualifiers in Melbourne.

Hayden Barton Qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024

Barton came second at the IFSC Continental Qualifiers 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. Climbers at this event were competing for spots to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Hayden took part in the Speed Men’s category. In the semi-finals, he scored 6.37 points, and in the final round, he scored 7.30 points.

His performance allowed him to defeat former New Zealand climber Flynn Chisholm, who scored 6.79 points in the semi-finals and 7.09 in the finals. However, Hayden could not excel Julian David, who secured the first position by scoring 5.95 points in the semi-finals and 6.77 points in the finals.

The focus was on Hayden’s accomplishments and his participation in this competition, which earned him a place in the upcoming Paris Olympics.

Hayden Barton Family Life

Hayden Barton, also known as Spider-Man, was born on November 8, 2003. He currently lives in Emu Plains, New South Wales, Australia. His father is Craig Barton, and his mother is Kylie Barton. He has a sister named Chloe Marie Barton. Hayden also has girlfriend named Nethmi Goonasekera.

For his higher education, Hayden studies at Western Sydney University, located in Penrith, New South Wales. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Zoology. Hayden completed his High School Certificate from Penrith Christian School.

Hayden Barton Family
Image: Hayden Barton with his family including his Parents Craig Barton, Kylie Barton and sister Chloe Barton (Source: Craig’s Instagram)

Hayden trains hard, dedicating five days a week to the Penrith Climbing Centre. Additionally, he visits the NSWIS gym three times a week to work on his strength and fitness. His hobbies include rock climbing and wildlife photography.

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Hayden works as a nutrition officer at Taronga Zoo. He also holds a native animal keeper’s license and has working knowledge in areas such as habitat maintenance, animal behavior, and nutritional management.

Hayden Barton’s Career

Hayden’s passion for climbing began when he was 8 years old, back in 2012. What started as an after-school activity during the summer quickly turned into a deep love for the sport. Over the years, Hayden’s dedication to climbing grew, and he started practicing bouldering and speed climbing. Today, he trains with determination, devoting 3-4 sessions each week to improve his skills.

On September 1, 2022, Hayden came in 20th position at the IFSC – Climbing Youth World Championships held in Dallas, in the Speed Juniors Male category. He scored 7.30 points in the Qualification round.

On May 7, 2023, he secured the 65th position at the IFSC World Cup event held in Jakarta, in the Speed Men’s category. On August 12, he came in 57th position at the IFSC World Championships held in Bern, in the Speed Men’s category. Hayden Barton finished with a time of 6.22, setting a new Australian Men’s Speed record.

He also secured the 2nd position at the IFSC Oceania Qualifier held in Melbourne on November 26, in the Speed Men’s category.