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Kyra Condie, the American who overcame scoliosis to qualify for climbing's Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020

Kyra Condie's career as a climber was about to end before it even started: The American had surgery to treat scoliosis - abnormal curvature of the spine - when she was 12. "Having climbing taken away from me in that time was kind of a blessing because it made me realise how much I love it." She's qualified to the team of four representing the USA at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021, when the sport is making its Olympic debut, and shares with us how she found the sport and why the event really relates to the Olympic motto.

Kyra Condie, the American who overcame scoliosis to qualify for climbing's Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020

Kyra Condie's career as a climber was about to end before it even started: The American had surgery to treat scoliosis - abnormal curvature of the spine - when she was 12. "Having climbing taken away from me in that time was kind of a blessing because it made me realise how much I love it." She's qualified to the team of four representing the USA at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021, when the sport is making its Olympic debut, and shares with us how she found the sport and why the event really relates to the Olympic motto.

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