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Woman to Woman With Brooke Raboutou

by Team USA

Brooke Raboutou was the first woman to represent the United States in sport climbing when it made its Olympic debut at the Olymipc Games Tokyo 2020. In Team USA’s Woman to Woman series, Raboutou sits down with women’s sports personality Ari Chambers to discuss her inspirations outside of climbing, the women that empower her and more on the road to the Olympic Games Paris 2024.


Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
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"There's so many women in my life that empower me and motivate me. Obviously my mother is a huge one. I can't not say that. I have pretty much an older sister to me, Megan Martin. She's a rock climber, also ninja warrior."
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
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Brooke Raboutou of Team The United States of America during the Sport Climbing Women's Combined Final on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Aomi Urban Sports Park on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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"I call her my sister. And she's just shown me a lot of what it means to be a woman and live with balance and inspire others, do what's right, and also do what's right by yourself. So she's probably one of my biggest inspirations along with so many other athletes. I could go on forever."
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
Brooke Raboutou
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
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"Simone Biles has definitely been a big inspiration to me as well as I think pretty much every athlete. Just her mix of power and grace is something that I've always strived to find that balance, and something that I like to bring to my own climbing and movement, and just the way she carries herself throughout life."
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
Brooke Raboutou
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
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"I would say climbing is so beautiful because it's just a movement that you can make your own. And so that's what I love about it. When I'm on the wall, I feel like I can really express myself and show full strength and power, but also fluidity and movement and almost like a dance on the wall."
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
Brooke Raboutou
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
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"To me, the climbing is for anyone. It's for everyone. And being a woman, it's like, yeah, I have the power to do whatever I want with the holds in front of me and my creativity, and just that, like I said, the fluid approach, the dance style that I think a lot of women can really bring to climbing."
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
Brooke Raboutou
Brooke Raboutou poses on set in her climbing gear for Team USA at a photoshoot in Los Angeles, California
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