Alan­nah Yip is Go­ing to the Olympics

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Alan­nah Yip won the Pan-amer­i­can Cham­pi­onships in L.A. at the end of Fe­bru­ary and se­cured her spot at the Tokyo Olympics. Along with Sean Mccoll, she’ll be rep­re­sent­ing Canada at the Sum­mer Games. Yip com­peted well in speed and boul­der­ing, and like many com­bined events, it all came down to lead. She climbed to a high point, but didn’t know she had won when low­ered to the ground. It wasn’t un­til Becca Fran­gos, Yip’s team­mate who also com­peted in the Pan-am women’s fi­nals, walked up and told her. Yip’s emo­tions were pal­pa­ble as Fran­gos un­tied the fig­ureeight knot from her harness. The Cana­di­ans in the au­di­ence then started to sing O Canada. It has taken a long time for climb­ing to get into the Olympics, and Canada has two ath­letes, so now we wait for of­fi­cials to de­ter­mine if the event will be can­celled due to the coro­n­avirus.

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