'A full aerial tantrum' Leading Russian climber in tears as she slips to miss target

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The speed climber competing for the Russian Olympic Committee was leading far ahead of Coxsey before slipping off the vertical wall and hanging hopelessly. She can be seen absolutely furious as she throws an almighty tantrum. Kick and punching the air Ms Kaplina erupts in sheer fury and breaks out in hysterical tears as loses to Team GB.

The Russian athlete bursts up the wall leaving Coxsey in the dust.

Darting from handle to handle the Russian speeds up the wall incredibly quickly.

Coxsey can be seen coming up behind the Russian as the commentator says the Brit “just wants to put in a good time”.

But chaos erupts as the Russian darting up the wall loses grip and falls backwards dramatically backwards.

Coxsey can then be seen whizzing past the Russian who by now was suspended in the air in tears.

Ms Coxsey smashed home a time of 9.65 seconds.

A furious Kapina is lowered as she has tears streaming down her face.

While Brit Coxsey cannot believe her luck as she beats the Russian.

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