Spanish teenager Alberto Gines brings home gold for Spain

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Spanish teenager Alberto Gines brings home gold for Spain
Spanish teenager Alberto Gines brings home gold for Spain Credit: Instagram

Spanish teenager Alberto Gines brings home gold for Spain at the Tokyo Olympics in the new discipline of sport climbing.

Alberto Gines from Spain’s Caceres has won a gold medal at only 18-years-old. He showed he had nerves of steel at the sport climbing final and brought home Spain’s 12th medal at the Tokyo Olympics. This is the first time that this discipline has appeared at the Olympic Games.

The discipline involves a game of numbers and Gines was left holding his head in his hands looking like he could not believe that he had won. The discipline’s format means that as Schubert made it to the top of the wall, Adam Ondra went from gold medalist to a shocking seventh place.

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In this new discipline the lowest number of points counts and Gines came in with a total of 28 points. The silver medal went to America’s Nathaniel Coleman with 30 points, meanwhile bronze went to Austrian Jakob Schubert with 35 points. The event was held at the Aomi Urban Sports Park.

As reported 20 minutes, “the Caceres native was the best among the eight finalists in speed, bouldering and lead or difficulty, the three combined disciplines that make up this new sport that debuted as an Olympic sport in Tokyo.”


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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