Sport Climbing

​The VIS Individual Athlete Scholarships are offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a VIS Tier 1 program. The program features a range of Australia’s leading high performance athletes across numerous Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports.

The athletes, who are all achieving excellent results in senior national and international competition, are able to access the full range of comprehensive performance services as well as utilising the outstanding training and recovery facilities at the VIS headquarters at Lakeside Stadium.

The brains behind the brawn: Sylvie Withers

August 21st, 2021

VIS lead sport scientist, Sylvie Withers, whose parents were Olympic rowers, was training to qualify for the Australian Rowing Team before she realised that she wouldn’t make it to the Olympics. It was then that she decided to help others achieve their Olympics aspirations.

VIS results at Tokyo 2020

August 9th, 2021

See below all of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21st, 2021

After a year of impossible setbacks, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are finally here!

52 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games

July 12th, 2021

​​The Victorian Institute of Sport is proud to announce that 52 scholarship holders have been selected to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Vertical Life: Oceana Mackenzie

June 28th, 2021

​Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Oceana Mackenzie has been hooked on Sport Climbing since she was eight years old, and now she’s about to make history as one of Australia’s first Olympic Sport Climbers.

Sport Climbers Set to Scale Olympic Heights with Tokyo 2020 Selection

June 24th, 2021

The AOC has named Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Oceana Mackenzie into the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo, becoming one of the first Australian Olympic climbers as the sport makes its debut in Tokyo.

100 days to go

April 14th, 2021

As the clock ticks over to 100 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, meet some of our athletes who are gearing up for what's going to be one of the most unique Olympic Games.

First official Olympic qualifying event for Oceana Mackenzie

August 12th, 2019

August 11 not only marks the start of the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019, but the first official Olympic qualifying event in the history of Sport Climbing.

Team Behind The Athlete | Jono Wallace Smith

August 7th, 2019

VIS Coach Jono Wallace Smith is responsible for providing Physical Preparation training to the athletes in our Individual Athlete Scholarship Program, which includes athletes from the new Olympic sports.

Sport Climbing

July 15th, 2019

Oceana Mackenzie has competed at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup Speed Qualifications at the Chamonix, France over the weekend.

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