Y. SONG - New World Record
WORLD CUP SPEED CLIMBING - Chongqing, China - 2019
IF there's anyone that can break the 7-second barrier in women's speed climbing, it will be Yiling Song from China, the current world record holder. Nobody can touch her, although Anouck Jaubert from France, came close in the semifinals, losing to Song by a mere half-body length: 7.28. Aleksandra Rudzinska from Poland came in second: 7.36. Julia Kaplina from Russia came in third. As we head into the qualifying rounds of the 2020 Olympics, it's anyone's guess who will win gold, but if I was a betting man, I would be placing my bet on Yiling Song.
While in the Men's Speed Climbing, Alfian Muhammad from Indonesia took the gold with a winning time: 5.97 Kostiantyn Pavlenko from Ukraine came in second. And Sergey Rukin from Russia came in 3rd. Watch the world's best speed climbers go head to head in what will undoubtedly be a preview of what's to come in the 2020 Olympics.
Y. SONG & B. MAWEM
WIN 2019 MOSCOW
Speed Climbing has taken off to the races with all the heavyweight contenders competing for a spot in the 2020 Olympics. Never before have we witnessed such a competitive field with four of the top ten women coming in under 8 seconds. Y.Song from China won with a blistering time of 7.389 seconds. While A. Jaubert from France came in 2nd at 7.82'
In the Men's Speed Climbing Final in Moscow, it was clearly all B. Mawem from France. Nobody could match Mawem's pace as he consistently blasted up the wall in the mid-5-second range. Mawem's winning time was 5.73'. While V. Deulin from Russia came in 2nd. Watch the world's best speed climbers go head to head in what will undoubtedly be a preview of what's to come in the 2020 Olympics.
World SPEED CLIMBING Record
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