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NZ teen rock climber qualifies for 2018 Youth Olympics, eyeing up Tokyo 2020

Wellington teenager Sarah Tetzlaff today became New Zealand's first athlete ever in an Olympic programme for sports climbing, qualifying for next year's Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.

With climbing an official Olympic sport from Tokyo 2020, Tetzlaff’s inclusion in next year’s Youth Olympics is the country’s first stepping stone towards Olympic success on the wall.

Tetzlaff, 17, dominated at an Oceania tournament in Noumea, New Caledonia.

"I came first in combine, first in speed and first in bouldering," said Tetzlaff.

The Kiwi teen will be moving to Mount Maunganui to train full-time.

Sarah Tetzlaff, 17, will represent NZ at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires next year. Source: 1 NEWS