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Japan Dominate Men’s Sport Climbing With Gold and Silver at Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: JAPAN DOMINATE MEN’S SPORT CLIMBING WITH GOLD AND SILVER AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018  

DATE: 10 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Japanese

STORY SCRIPT:

The first-ever men’s Sport Climbing gold medal has been won by Japan’s Keita Dohi at this summer’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018.

After qualifying for the final by finishing in the top six of the qualification round, the finalists once again completed the three disciplines of Speed, Bouldering and Lead to look for the lowest overall score.

In the Combined event, the 17-year-old cruised to gold by accruing an unbeatable six points, 12 ahead of compatriot Shuta Tanaka, 18, in second.

Completing the historic men’s Sport Climbing podium, Sam Avezou, 17, from France claimed bronze with a point score of 30.

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