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Sport climbing making Olympic debut

Sport climbing makes Olympic debut
Sport climbing makes Olympic debut(Lester Zook)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 7:18 AM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -

For the first time, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is bringing sport climbing to this summer’s Olympic Games in Toyko.

There will be two separate events for men and women while the competition will span three disciplines of climbing: lead climbing, speed climbing, and bouldering. Forty athletes will throw on their climbing gear in Toyko for the first Olympic sport climbing event starting in early August.

Local adventure leader and owner of Wild GUYde Adventures, Lester Zook, shared his passion for climbing along with his excitement for the future of the sport in Harrisonburg and beyond.

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