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Kyra Condie | Tokyo 2020 Olympic Profile

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Team USA climber Kyra Condie explains why she thinks climbing is the most emblematic sport for the Olympic motto; Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger).

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KYRA CONDIE: I'm Kyra Condie. I also live in Salt Lake City, and I'm also 24. I've been climbing since I was 11 years old, and I qualified also in Toulouse, France in November 2019.

The fact about climbing is in the Olympics really suits the Olympic motto in general. Citius, altius, fortius is higher, faster, stronger, and it really relates to climbing, I think. Higher is lead climbing, faster is speed climbing, and stronger is bouldering. So it's just kind of cool that there's that relation to that.

I think more the more people to be introduced to climbing, the better. I think making the sport more inclusive, more accessible is something that I hope comes from this extra exposure that climbing is going to get. Hopefully more funding, making climbing like a viable pathway for more and more people I think is only going to be good, and it's something I'm really excited about with this extra media attention.

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