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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:

https://youtu.be/ZZJuEzbDUb0?t=1m25s

Want even more information about Fredman's journey? Follow her on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJVCNSpgehY/?taken-by=netta_fredman

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

https://youtu.be/2eol_Ig_sEk

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