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Ashima Shiraishi

Ashima Shiraishi

Keynote Speaker: Rock Climbing Athlete

Ashima Shiraishi Biography

Ashima Shiraishi is widely recognized as one of the world's most talented young climbers of all time. Unlike many in her sport, Shiraishi's love of climbing was not born in the Yosemite Valley, but instead in New York City's Central Park and Brooklyn Boulders climbing gym. At age 13, Shiraishi became only the second female climber to successfully send a V14 bouldering problem. A week before her 15th birthday, she climbed a boulder problem with a difficulty rating of V15. This remarkable achievement made her not only the first woman to ever climb a V15 boulder problem, but also the youngest person, male or female, ever to do so.

Selected as one of CNN’s 30 Most Influential Teens, Shiraishi has been profiled by several major publications. The New York Times has called her a Bouldering Phenom. Outside Magazine has described her as a Young Crusher. And The New Yorker calls her The Wall Dancer. She has also been profiled by CNN Amanpour, The Today Show, The Disney Channel among others.

Shiraishi stands five foot one, with an unassuming demeanor and a soft-spoken humbleness. But her disposition belies her ambitious goals and competitive spirit. She’s been called the most accomplished female climber in history, having climbed two V15s (a grade no other woman has attained) and multiple V14s. At the 2017 IFSC Youth World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, Shiraishi won three medals: gold in Bouldering and Sport, and a silver in Combined. She’s now a multiple discipline three-time defending World Youth Champion.

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Ashima Shiraishi Videos

Ashima Shiraishi - The Legend
Rock Climbing with Ashima Shiraishi
The 14-Year-Old Female Rock Climbing Phenom - YouTube

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What topics does Ashima Shiraishi speak about?

Ashima Shiraishi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Climbing, Athlete, Sports, Sports Motivation, Adventure, Sports Writing, Motivational, Personal Growth, Asian & Pacific Heritage and Mountain Climbing.

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Ashima Shiraishi generally travels from Japan and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Ashima Shiraishi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Climbing, Athlete and Sports. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Ashima Shiraishi generally travels from Japan and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Sharma, Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ashima Shiraishi for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 02/07/2024.

Ashima Shiraishi Videos

Ashima Shiraishi - The Legend
Rock Climbing with Ashima Shiraishi
The 14-Year-Old Female Rock Climbing Phenom - YouTube
Ashima Shiraishi vs. Alex Johnson in the 1st Round of the 2014 ...

Ashima Shiraishi News

  • Off The Wall With 17-Year-Old Rock Climbing Superstar Ashima Shiraishi

    Ashima Shiraishi is giving me a closet tour from her bedroom via FaceTime. It’s the day after Halloween, and she’s recently returned to Tokyo from a training camp in Korea where she was climbing daily from 9 to 5.

  • This 15-Year-Old Girl Could Be the Best Rock Climber Ever

    Ashima Shiraishi rubs her hands with chalk and considers the craggy cave in front of her. It looks like something huge took a bite out of The Cliffs rock climbing gym in Long Island City, New York, then studded the surface with shapes placed at impossible distances.

  • 30 Under 30 2016: Sports - Forbes

    Ryan Sheckler, 26. Athlete, Skateboarding. more. Ashima Shiraishi, 14. Athlete, Rock Climbing. more. Jordan Spieth, 22. Professional golfer, Spieth Enterprises.

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