Aug 5, 2021 - Sports

Spain's Alberto Ginés López wins first-ever Olympic gold in sport climbing

Alberto Gines Lopez of Team Spain during the Sport Climbing Men's Combined Final

Alberto Ginés López of Spain during the sport climbing men's combined final. Photo: Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Spain's Alberto Ginés López on Thursday won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in combined sport climbing.

The big picture: American Nathaniel Coleman won the silver and Austria's Jakob Schubert took the bronze in the combined men's event.

  • Sport climbing was one of several Olympic events introduced this year in an effort to attract younger audiences.

What's next: The women's final is set for Friday, beginning at 4:30 a.m. ET.

Nathaniel Coleman
Team USA's Nathaniel Coleman in the men's sport climbing final. Photo: Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images
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