Live from Tokyo Olympics: Sport Climbing at Aomi Urban Sports Park Photo Gallery

Sport climbing takes the challenge of scaling steep ascents to a whole new level. Using a range of hand and foot holds of different shapes and sizes, climbers put their skills and strength into practice on a vertical wall. The wall may feature varying angles of either positive (known in climbing as a slab) or negative (steep, overhanging) sections. The sport made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 and featured three disciplines: Speed, Bouldering and Lead. The sport requires strength, flexibility and skill, together with careful advance planning: the first ever medallists will all possess this unique combination of physical and mental capability and decisiveness.

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