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Tokyo 2020: Sport Climbing - The Qualifier Stories Video

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In this newly-released four-part video series from the Olympic Channel, we follow the Olympic qualification journeys of some of the Sport Climbing athletes who punched their ticket to Tokyo in the Toulouse selection event last November, alongside the battles of those who just missed the mark.

In episode one, Bassa Mawem (FRA), Adam Ondra (CZE), Nathaniel Coleman (USA) and Alberto Gines Lopez (ESP) share their thoughts and feelings on the ups and downs of Olympic qualification. In the next epsiodes, the women's event is featured and Kyra Condie (USA), Laura Rogora (ITA) and Mia Krampl (SLO) talk about their individual 'roads to Tokyo.'

The videos aren't embeddable, so you'll have to watch them on the Olympic Channel one after the other!

Some interviews are in foreign languages. To use the subtitles, click on the white box beside the HD settings icon on the video, then you can select English.

Watch the video here.

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16 Oct

A slick documentary aimed at people who don't know much about competition climbing, but are fluent in five different languages. Erm......

Use the subtitles, click on the white box beside the settings 'cog' icon on the video, then you can select English.

16 Oct

Thanks for that Natalie. Slightly disappointing though because I was enjoying feeling smug! ; )

16 Oct

".....the Olympics, which is the highest goal climbing has ever seen." - said without even a hint of irony.

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