Brook Raboutou Is First American Climber To Qualify For Olympics

Brook Raboutou Is First American Climber To Qualify For Olympics


TO HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP. MORE HAVE ALREADY BEEN ORDERED FOR TOMORROW. NEW AT 10 PM SHE’S ONLY 18 BUT A BOULDER TEENAGER IS ALREADY MAKING HISTORY. BROOKE REVENUE JUST BECAME THE FIRST US ATHLETE TO QUALIFY FOR THE BRAND-NEW CLIMBING COMPETITION IN THE 2020 OLYMPICS. DOMINIC GARCIA ON THIS STORY TONIGHT AT THE SPOT CLIMBING GYM IN DENVER. DONNA IT SEEMS EVERYONE IN THE CLIMBING WORLD ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT BROOKE. Reporter: JIM WE WANTED TO DO A LIVE SHOT IN THE CLIMBING GYM SO WE CALLED THE GUYS HERE AND THEY SAID THEY NO BROOKE, EVERYONE DOES AND THEY ARE ROOTING FOR HER. AS FAR AS HER CLIMB IT WILL BE DONE IN AN INDOOR GYM SOMEWHAT LIKE THIS AND WHEN YOU SEE THIS IT IS CLEAR, SHE IS A NATURAL. IT WAS A HOMECOMING FIT FOR A TEENAGER WHO JUST MADE HISTORY. I DON’T REALLY KNOW IF IT CLICKED YET. Reporter: 18-YEAR-OLD BROOKE REVENUE IS NOW THE FIRST EVER AMERICAN CLIMBER TO QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES, SHE DID IT IN JAPAN OVER THE WEEKEND FINISHING NINTH IN THE COMBINED QUALIFICATION. I WAS JUST WATCHING OTHER PEOPLE CLIMATE SOMEONE CAME UP TO ME AND SAID I THINK YOU MADE IT AND I SAID NO I DON’T THINK SO AND THEN I CHECKED. AND I WAS IN. Reporter: AS YOU CAN IMAGINE HER MOM WAS OVER THE MOON. SHE GOES MOM I MADE IT TO THE OLYMPICS. IT WAS CRAZY, I PINCH MYSELF EVERY DAY TO SAY DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN, DID SHE PULL IT TOGETHER? Reporter: BROOKE HAS BEEN CLIMBING SINCE SHE WAS A KID AND HAS MADE QUITE A NAME FOR HERSELF, HER INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HAS OVER 60,000 FOLLOWERS. IF YOU ASK SOMEONE IN THE CLIMBING COMMUNITY THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY KNOW WHO SHE IS. THIS IS THE COMMUNITY, THIS IS WHY SHE’S GOING TO THE OLYMPICS IS BECAUSE OF ALL THESE PEOPLE. Reporter: IF YOU ASK BROOKE SHE’S AS MODEST AS THEY COME. IF YOU ASK HER MOM AN OLYMPIC MEDAL WOULD BE GREAT. SHE JUST WANTS ONE THING. THAT SHE’S HAPPY. SHE HAS ALREADY LARGELY SURPASSED ANYTHING I CAN IMAGINE.

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