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Welcome to the Olympics of indoor wall climbing

Contestants from across the globe compete in Paris.


September 16, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
Israel's Netta Fredman competes in the Women's Lead qualification at the indoor World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships 2016 at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris on September 14, 2016.Israel's Netta Fredman competes in the Women's Lead qualification at the indoor World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships 2016 at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris on September 14, 2016.Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP/Getty Images
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Hundreds of athletes from around the world descended on Paris this week for the 2016 indoor World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships. Competitors from Canada, Germany, Japan and France among other countries are competing in the four-day event at the Accor Hotels Arena.

In the photo above, Israel's Netta Fredman takes part in the first day of competition.

Fredman has been competing in the sport for years, as you can see from the video below from a 2012 competition in her home country of Israel:

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It was so much fun to compete again and moreover to find out that I'm in a good shape although everything I'd went throw...! I'm Happy with my climbing in the semi final last night which gave me the satisfying 19th place! In addition I'm so thankful for all the support I got from my family and friends before and after the competition! I couldn't do it without you ❣👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Now I have one more week here in Austria before leaving to the next world cup in Arco next weekend! @kailasofficial @jetlag_outdoor @ayelet_federation • Picture by @kletterzentrumimst • #ifsc #lead #wc #imst #sportclimbing #competition#climbing_pictures_of_instagram #semifinal #backinthegame #girlswhoclimb

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As for the rest of the competition, they look pretty excited about the event:

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