Friday, 29 September 2017 11:05

Spotlight Shines on IFSC Competitions in Edinburgh

The Paraclimbing Cup and IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup in Edinburgh received attention from two of the largest television networks and the Olympic Channel.

A video crew from CNN crossed the Atlantic Ocean to follow the performance of American paraclimbing athlete Justin Salas. Salas' story of how he lost his vision and became a paraclimbing champion is set to air on television and online in November as part of the series Fit Nation – Around the World in 8 Races. He placed second in the men's visual impairment B2 category last weekend at his first Paraclimbing Cup.

BBC also reported on the event in Edinburgh. Highlights of the Lead and Speed climbing aired on BBC News's Sportsday on Saturday and Sunday night, BBC Sport shared a video of Edinburgh native William Bosi on their social platforms, and BBC Scotland produced an inspiring video about British paraclimbing athlete Keith Lynch.

In addition, Lead semi-finals and finals and Speed finals were live streamed on the Olympic Channel website on Sunday. A news video which recaps the action was also produced and can be watched below.

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