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COMPETITIONS

A brief history of competition climbing

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17/08/2021

It’s easy to forget how young competition climbing is in comparison with many other sports. Toby Dunne traces the origins of this unique sport.
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How can you get involved with competition climbing?

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09/08/2021

Every year, GB Climbing organise a series of great climbing competitions across a spectrum of abilities, from seven-year-olds getting their first taste of comps to seniors battling it out to be crowned national champions. But did you ever wonder how to get involved? Zoe Spriggins, competitions programme manager at GB Climbing, tells Niall Grimes how.
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COMPETITIONS

Tokyo 2020 Sport Climbing: Day 4 Women's Finals

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06/08/2021

It’s been an exhilarating three days watching Sport Climbing’s debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the fourth and final day was not one to disappoint either. Here's our report of the Women's Sport Climbing Final.
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Tokyo 2020 Sport Climbing: Day 3 Men's Finals

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05/08/2021

The atmosphere was hotting up to match the heat levels of this sweltering Tokyo summer as the seven Sport Climbing men’s finalists gathered to climb as fast, as strong and as high as possible for the first ever gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals. Anything could happen and this competition was anybody’s to win – as we were about to find out.
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COMPETITIONS

How to build an Olympic climber

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05/08/2021

This year in Tokyo, climbing has finally reached the heights of becoming an Olympic sport. Looking ahead to Paris 2024, and beyond, what will it take for GB Climbing to qualify and walk away with medals? Niall Grimes caught up with GB Climbing’s head coach Tom Greenall to discover more.
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Tokyo 2020 Sport Climbing: Day 2 The sun sets on Shauna's golden dreams

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04/08/2021

Shauna Coxsey becomes the first climbing Olympian of Great Britain. Highlights of the second day of Sport Climbing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the women's qualification round.
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COMPETITIONS

Tokyo 2020 Sport Climbing: Day 1 Men's Qualification Round

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03/08/2021

Highlights of first day of Sport Climbing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the men's qualification round.
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COMPETITIONS

How to watch climbing in the Olympics

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03/08/2021

In a matter of days, 40 climbers from all around the globe will battle it out across three climbing disciplines of speed, lead and bouldering on the world's most watched wall of the year. Two-time Boulder World Cup Champion Shauna Coxsey, will be among them representing Great Britain in Sport Climbing's Olympic debut. But how and where can you watch all the action? We have all the answers.
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Meet Molly Thompson-Smith – the powerful pundit

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01/08/2021

On Tuesday 3 August, climbing history will be created, as the best competition climbers in the world battle it out in Tokyo. Back home, GB Climbing Team member and BMC ambassador Molly Thompson-Smith will be heading into the BBC Sport studio to offer British viewers an inside view of this new OIympic sport.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Hold the line

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30/07/2021

As climbing heads into the Olympics, Niall Grimes traces the line from the pioneers of climbing to those stepping out on to the Tokyo mats in full view of the world.
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