Adam Ondra finishes sixth in Olympic premiere of sport climbing

International champion climber Adam Ondra finished a disappointing sixth in the Olympic premiere of sport climbing, which combines several climbing disciplines. The 28-year-old Czech was widely considered a favourite to win the gold.

Spanish teenager Alberto Ginés Lopez won the first Olympic gold medal in sport climbing, riding a win in the speed discipline, edging out American Nathaniel Coleman by two points. Austrian Jakob Schubert became the first person to reach the top of the 45-metre high lead wall in three days of competition, winning him the bronze.

Author: Brian Kenety