Welcome back for part three of the IFSC Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games delegation profiles! This week, meet 4 more of our 16 athletes, and check back weekly to meet the rest of the delegation that will travel to the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab this August 17-27!
Russia's Anna Margolina climbs in all disciplines and is currently Russia's Youth Champion. She appreciates the international aspect of climbing and says of the Youth Olympic Games, "I am very excited to go to China to discover the culture and the food that will be completely new for me. I am also very proud to participate in the extraordinary event that are the Youth Olympic Games."
From the USA, Josh Levin is the 19-time USA Youth National Champion, the most in USA Climbing history. Passionate about climbing, Josh says, "As a sport, climbing combines the natural desire to ascend with the competitive spirit, bringing forth world-class athletes from all corners of the globe. However, the most unique aspect of sport climbing is how all competitors collaborate to solve the climb, sharing key pieces of information that make it possible to solve the complex route. My closest friends are ones whom I've shared my passion for sport climbing with, as it defies all language and cultural barriers."
From China, Ruizhi Chen competes and lead and speed and placed second in the 2013 Asian Youth Climbing Championships Speed competition. He appreciates the drive in climbing to always reach the top, and says of Nanjing that it will be "the best adventure of my life!"
Yuzhen Baima, from Tibet, is an avid lead climber and placed 5th in the 2013 China Lead Championship. In addition to singing, her other hobby, and appreciates that climbing pushes her to challenge her limits and is looking forward to an "incredible experience" in Nanjing.\
Stay tuned next week to meet the rest of our Chinese delegation, and get excited for the Nanjing Sports Lab from August 17-27! Keep in touch with Olympic video content on the Olympics YouTube channel, and get ready for the Nanjing broadcast on Olympic.tv!