First US Climbing Medal? 18-Year-Old Eyes 2020 Olympics

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Meet Kai Lightner, one of America’s first – and most promising – Olympic climbing hopefuls.

Kai Lightner wants to represent the U.S. in the 2020 Olympics. He just turned 18 and is already considered one of the world’s strongest climbers. This film, by Uninterrupted, profiles his emergence into adult competitions.

Watch Lightner, a mega-star throughout the youth league, as he launches onto the adult circuit. And as this film shows, he now faces a stark transition in not only the climbing league but also his personal life.

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