Professional Rock Climber - 2020 Olympian
Alexander Megos is a German rock climber. He was the first climber to on-sight a route graded 9a (5.14d) and has completed six routes and boulder problems with a 9b+ (5.15c) rating, including two 9b+ (5.15c) routes (Perfecto Mundo and Bibliographie). He has also set a record for the fastest attempt of Action Directe (9a+/5.15a) and is the only person to complete one-day tours of Biography and Realization (9a+/5.15a). In 2009, he won every single competition in the EYC series. In 2017, he was the runner-up in bouldering at the European Championship and won his first World Cup in the lead climbing discipline in Briançon, France, on 21 July 2018. In 2019, he qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.