Sport Climbing made its debut in the Olympics in Tokyo – and despite the one-year delay, the action didn’t disappoint. From Shauna Coxsey representing Great Britain, to the absolute legend Akiyo Noguchi’s last competition, there was plenty of storylines and no end of drama.
In the end, the men’s competition saw a big shock when Alberto Gines Lopez won gold for Spain, ahead of Nat Coleman and Jakob Schubert.
As for the women’s side of things, that was slightly more predictable. Heavy favourite Janja Garnbret won for Slovenia, with home heroes Miho Nonaka and Akiyo Noguchi rounding out the podium.
In the end Shauna Coxsey - in her last international competition - finished in tenth and later revealed she had suffered a knee injury a few days prior to the competition. Competing injured, tenth is a credit to all her hard work and dedication.
If watching the climbing has inspired you to come and try your hand at it, all beginners are always welcome here. No experience is necessary, you can just turn up and give it a go or we run a range of socials and taster classes for those who want a helping hand to get started.