Sport climbing’s Olympic debut will have a surprise element

Aug 3, 2021, 5:08 PM
Mickael Mawem, of France, participates during the lead qualification portion of the men's sport cli...
Mickael Mawem, of France, participates during the lead qualification portion of the men's sport climbing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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TOKYO (AP) — Sport climbing’s Olympic debut will have an element of surprise. The key to the sport is strength, particularly in the fingers and arms, but there’s also a degree of problem-solving involved. So to keep the playing field even, climbers won’t get a chance to see the wall in two of the three disciplines until right before their first attempt.

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