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Video: Emily Phillips on sport climbing and Tokyo 2020

Team GB climber Emily Phillips is looking forward to sport climbing’s debut at the Olympic Games this summer.

With three disciplines – lead, speed and bouldering – Emily is confident that climbing will offer a breath of fresh air into the Games and she is hopeful not only for her sport to be showcased well but also that it will inspire a new generation to take up the sport she knows so well.

Watch the video to find out more about Emily’s journey into climbing and what to expect from climbing’s inaugural appearance at Tokyo 2020.


  • Emily Salley

    Emily, 22, was born in Ireland and has recently graduated from Cardiff University with a BA degree in Journalism. During her time in the Welsh capital, Emily worked alongside Game On Wales, a local sports charity, producing articles and a monthly newsletter whilst also contributing to the sports section of the university newspaper. Emily plays football which is where her main passion lies but she also follows tennis, rugby union and the Olympics. She hopes to cover major sporting events such as the World Cup and Olympics in the future. Twitter: @emily_salley Email: