Hryhorii Ilchyshyn

Why did you start climbing?
From the beginning, a career as a professional climber sounded like a dream come true to me.

How long have you been climbing?
I’ve been climbing since I was a kid. When I started I was almost 9 years old.

Why do you climb?
I go in for rock climbing in order to win competitions and my biggest dream is Olympic gold.

What do you love about climbing?
In speed climbing I like the drive and the emotion of winning.

What is your biggest climbing success?
In 2019, I won the Youth World Championships in Arco, Italy (youth category B). In 2021, I was a silver medallist at the World and European Youth Championships (youth category A).

What are your climbing goals?
I want to prepare and qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

What is your biggest dream?
I want to set a world record.

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