Meet Australian Sports Climber, Oceania Mackenzie, Her Paris Goal, and Family Life

Oceania Mackenzie, 21, also called Oceanania Mackenzie, is a competitive boulder and rock climber who is qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Oceania Mackenzie qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024

Mackenzie has earned a place to compete for Australia in sport climbing at the upcoming Paris Olympics in 2024. This will be her second time taking part in the Olympic Games, with her first appearance being at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

She achieved the top position at the IFSC Oceania Qualifier event held in Melbourne in the Boulder & Lead Women’s category. In the semifinal round, she scored 184.8 points, and in the final round, she scored an impressive 199.9 points, outperforming all other competitors, including Maya Stasiuk, who scored 138.6 points in the semifinal and 155.7 points in the final.

“I’m super excited to go to Paris, There are two things I am looking forward to at the Games – watching other sports is one because we didn’t get the chance to do that at the last Olympics, and secondly preparing properly. Because of the lockdowns, my preparations last time around were not very enjoyable and not what I had wanted, and a crowd as well is going to bring up the vibes.”

In an interview with the International Federation of Sport Climbing

Oceania’s remarkable performance at the Oceania selection trials in Melbourne secured her spot at the Paris 2024 Olympics, showcasing her exceptional skills and dedication to the sport of climbing.

Everything on Oceania Mackenzie Family

Oceania Mackenzie, also known as Oce, was born on July 11, 2002, in Heidelberg, Germany. She is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall. Her home climbing gym is called Bayside Rock. Her father’s name is Jason Mackenzie, and her mother’s name is Ellen White-Mackenzie. Oceania has two sisters, Mae Mackenzie, who is also a climber, and Keahn Josie’ann Mackenzie.

Oceania Mackenzie Parents
Image: Oceania Mackenzie’s Parents are Jason Mackenzie, and Ellen White-Mackenzie (Source: Jason’s Instagram)

From a young age, Oceania was a regular at her local climbing gym. Her mother Ellen, who loved recreational climbing, would often take Oceania and her sisters to the gym, where they could practice climbing on the smaller walls and improve their skills.

Oceania Mackenzie Early Start

Oceania started climbing when she was 8 years old. When she turned 15, she began participating in the IFSC Climbing World Cup competitions.

Growing up surrounded by sport climbing, Oceania has always had a deep appreciation for the sport. However, it is her love for competing against the climbing wall that keeps her motivated to strive for more.

At the age of 15, Oceania was granted wildcard entries into senior-level events, and she would often outperform competitors who were much older than her. Oceania went on to compete in her first World Cup event in Hachioji, where she made it to the semifinals in both the Bouldering and Lead disciplines.

On June 19, 2016, Mackenzie came in first place at the Oceania Continental Championship held in Sydney, Australia, in the Lead Youth B Female category. Later that year, on November 13, she secured first position in the Boulder Youth B Female category at the IFSC World Youth Championships in Guangzhou, China.

In the same year, she also finished in 35th place in the Speed Youth B Female category and 39th place in the Lead Youth B Female category at the IFSC World Youth Championships in Guangzhou, China.

On September 10, 2017, Mackenzie finished in 9th position in the Lead Youth B Female category and 9th in the Combined Youth B Female category at the IFSC Youth World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria.

Later in 2017, on October 15, she achieved first place in all three categories – Boulder, Speed, and Youth B Female – at the Oceania Continental Championships & Oceania Youth Championships held in Noumea, France.

World Championships

On June 3, 2018, Mackenzie secured the 20th position in the Boulder Women category at the IFSC Climbing World Cup held in Hachioji, Japan. Oceania Mackenzie on August 16 of the same year, finished 8th in the Boulder Youth A Female category and 14th in the Speed Youth A Female category at the IFSC Youth World Championships in Moscow.

On April 6, 2019, Mackenzie finished in 6th position in the Boulder Women category at the IFSC Climbing World Cup held in Meiringen, Switzerland. On May 19 of the same year, she secured 17th place in the Boulder Women category at the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Munich, Germany. She also achieved 17th position in the Boulder Women category at the ANOC World Beach Games held in Doha, Qatar.

Also Read: Meet Australian Sports Climber, Maya Stasiuk, who Qualified for the Paris Olympics

On December 20, 2020, Mackenzie secured 1st place in the Combined Women category at the IFSC Oceania – Continental Championships held in Sydney, Australia.

Oceania Mackenzie on August 6, 2021, won 1st position in the Combined Women’s category at the Olympic Games held in Tokyo, Japan. On June 12 of the same year, she finished 18th in the Boulder Women category at the IFSC, Climbing World Cup in Brixen, Italy. On June 26, she secured 21st place in the Boulder Women category at the IFSC – Climbing World Cup (Bouldering and Lead) held in Innsbruck, Austria.

Recent Years and Olympics

On April 30, 2023, Mackenzie came in 13th place at the IFSC World Cup in Seoul, South Korea, in the Boulder Women category. Mackenzie on May 22, she finished 12th at the IFSC World Cup held in Salt Lake City, USA, in the Boulder Women category. On June 4, she secured 7th position in the Boulder Women category at the IFSC World Cup in Prague. She also achieved 5th place in the Boulder Women category at the IFSC World Cup held in Brixen on June 11.

On July 15, Mackenzie secured the 10th position in the Lead Women category at the IFSC World Cup held in Branson. On August 12, she finished 7th in the Boulder Women category at the IFSC World Championships in Bern. Remarkably, on November 26, she secured 1st position in the Boulder & Lead Women category at the IFSC Oceania Qualifier held in Melbourne.

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