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A 14-year-old girl redefines rock climbing

When it comes to rock climbing, few can match the talents of New Yorker Ashima Shiraishi. At age 14, she's already a world champion in the youth category. After mastering what's believed to be the most technically difficult rock climb ever attempted by a female, she has now plans to break records held by her male counterparts. Newsday asked her how she got started in the sport:

( Caption: Ashima Shiraishi takes on some of the toughest climbs in Spain. Credit: Parker Alec Cross /@crossroadstudios )

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