Competition climbing has joined the Olympic Family and will be introduced as a new sport at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Gold medal will be awarded to the athlete that demonstrates prowess in all three disciplines: lead climbing, bouldering and speed climbing.

Training and competing in all three disciplines is a significant challenge, as each discipline demands a unique skill set.

Alison Stewart-Patterson  is the Canadian National Speed Climbing Champion and competed at the 2016 World Championships in all three disciplines. Sounds like someone has their eyes set on Tokyo!

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