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Sport climbing will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 and will feature three disciplines: speed climbing, bouldering and lead climbing. Speed climbing pits two climbers against each other, both climbing a fixed route on a 15-metre wall.
In bouldering, climbers scale a number of fixed routes on a 4m wall in a specified time. In lead climbing, athletes attempt to climb as high as possible on a wall measuring over 15m in height within a fixed time. At the Games, each climber will compete in all three disciplines, with the final rankings being determined by the combined results. Read more on the Tokyo 2020 website.
British athlete Shauna Coxsey recently broke the British speed climbing record while picking up her second world bronze of 2019 at the Bouldering World Championships in Hachioji, Japan.
The UK National Governing Body is the British Mountaineering Council and they train in Sheffield. Find out more on the British Mountaineering Council website.
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