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Teenage climber setting her sights high

A teenage climber from Norwich has her sights set on becoming an Olympian.

The sport features for the first time at the Tokyo Games next year, with three disciplines - lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering.

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Already fifteen year old Katie Fisher is getting to grips with two of those, and hopes to scale the heights at the games in 2024.

She started climbing when she was 11.

I tend to climb about five to six days a week, including competitions most weekends. I also train every single day to help me get stronger.

– Katie Fisher

Guidance for Katie has come from Richard Bond, who's based at the Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket. The Cragg indoor facility there is a a magnet for climbing enthusiasts across the East.

I've been working with Katie, possibly, for a year and a half. She's so strong and she's going to go a very long way.

– Richard Bond, climbing instructor

Katie has won a number or regional tournaments and made the podium in national events.

That upward progress continued with a win at the recent Blokfest bouldering festival event in London. A confidence boost for Katie who's also a sporting champion for the Everyone Active Group, which runs sports centres across the country.

All part of her ascent towards achieving her Olympic dream.