5 Dec 2023

Two NZers qualify for speed climbing at Paris 2024 Olympics

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 5 December 2023

Speed climbers are hoping the latest Olympic sport will take off here after two New Zealanders qualified for a place at the Paris games next year.

On Sunday, Sarah Tetzlaff and Julian David won the men's and women's Oceania speed climbing qualifiers in Melbourne.

The athletes beat their Australian rivals, taking just over eight and six seconds respectively to race up a 15-metre high wall.

Jordan Dunn has the story.