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Climbing star Kim Ja-in wants to enjoy Tokyo Olympics after finishing third in Hong Kong

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NewsHubFormer world champion Kim Ja-in, of South Korea, was upstaged by two Singapore climbers yesterday as Hong Kong played host to the first international climbing event on the long road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Felicia Lim and Vanessa Teng completed a one-two finish for Singapore at the Kailas Just Climb 2017 event at OIympic City, as lead specialist Kim finished third in a competition that only featured boulder climbing. But there was success for Kim’s brother Kim Ja-bee in the men’s event as he justified his favourite status with victory over second-placed Muhammad Hilman, of Singapore, and Macau’s Lok Wan-tong. For Red Bull climber Kim Ja-in, the Hong Kong event is merely the first step as she tries to perfect her skills in all three climbing disciplines for 2020, when the sport makes its Olympic debut.

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