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Molly Thompson-Smith – Climber

Molly Thompson-Smith

Overview:

Molly is a seasoned competitor on both the British and International circuit with 10 years of competition experience. After a successful junior career captaining the British Junior team and taking home several medals, including a gold, Molly now focuses on the senior World Cup circuit and climbing outside.


Molly began climbing at the age of 7, after choosing to have a climbing birthday party at the Westway Sports Centre in Kensington. It was clear straight away that she had a passion for the sport and started attending climbing sessions at her local club.


With over 20 national wins to her name, Molly is looking to train for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics where she would compete in all 3 of the competitive disciplines (Lead, Speed, Boulder).


Molly is also trying to keep up her successes outside and visit scenic climbing destinations around the World, with Australia (The Grampians) being her favourite, and most far off adventure so far.

Achievements:

  • Molly became the 2nd British woman to make a world cup final (Arco 2017)
  • Finished 2017 with a personal (& British) best of a 5th place (Wujiang 2017)
  • British Senior Lead Champion 4 years running (2013-2016)
  • 14th Senior Lead World Cup, Slovenia 2016
  • 3rd European Youth Bouldering Championships, Austria 2016
  • 6th Senior British Boulder Championships 2015
  • 1st European Youth Cup Imst 2014
  • 2nd European Youth Championships Edinburgh 2014

Favourite kit:

My favourite jacket is the Popena Down Jacket - it's unbelievably comfortable! It's great to wear at the wall when I'm training, but just as good for outdoors. It keeps me warm and I can wear it when it's raining as it uses water-resistant hydrodown! I've got a brilliant bright blue colour and I love it.

Fun facts:

Molly couldn’t live without her headphones. She likes to get in the zone on comp day escape from everyone else. Hearing of others success or failure in isolation puts her on edge so being able to drown it out with music is very helpful.

Blog / follow me:

You can follow Molly on social media.

INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/mollyts123/

BLOG - http://mollythompsonsmith.blogspot.co.uk/