So Climbing never made the final cut for the Olympic short list. Was pipped at the post by Baseball, Wrestling and Squash.
I have the utmost respect for any sportsperson who pushes themselves to the extent where they are able to challenge the best from around the world. The focus and dedication it takes, regardless of the sport, is highly commendable.
Whilst I am gutted that climbing hasn’t made the grade, I think we need to look at what we can do to ensure it makes it next time. By continuing to raise the profile of climbing as a sport or leisure activity for all, we will continue to gain more interest. Climbing wall owners, schools, independent instructors, youth group leaders and so many more people now have the chance to increase awareness across the globe.
Let’s keep growing interest and accessibility and soon we all all be toasting the latest Olympic sport…..Climbing!