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World Record Falls Again in World Cup Final; Emma Hunt (USA) Takes Silver

In qualifiers, Kiromal Katibin, from Indonesia, set the world record. Now, his teammate set a new world record, with the time 5.208. The two took first and second. For the women, Aleksandra Miorslaw (POL) and Emma Hunt (USA) took gold and silver, respectively.

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The final round of Salt Lake City’s Speed Climbing World Cup concluded moments ago, with Indonesia’s Veddriq Leonardo setting a new world record (5.208 seconds) in the men’s division en route to winning the gold medal. Leonardo’s teammate and former world record holder, Kiromal Katibin, posted fast run times throughout the night and finished with the silver medal. Poland’s Marcin Dzienski beat American star John Brosler in a thrilling small final race to claim the bronze. 

In the women’s division, Poland’s Aleksandra Miroslaw rocketed to a gold medal with victorious runs against American Brooke Raboutou, France’s Anouck Jaubert, Polish teammate Patrycja Chudziak, and ultimately American Emma Hunt in the big final race. Hunt, already a star (and record holder) at the national level, finished with the silver medal and undoubtedly vaulted to greater international acclaim. Japan’s Miho Nonaka earned the bronze medal in the women’s division. In fact, Nonaka’s race against Germany’s Franziska Ritter early in the round was one of the most exciting moments of the entire event—with Nonaka edging out the victory by just 0.021 seconds.  

What to watch for tomorrow: The Speed Climbing World Cup has concluded, but tomorrow will be the qualifying round for a Bouldering World Cup event at Salt Lake City. A number of qualified Olympians will take part, as will many representative athletes from Team USA. Follow @gymclimber on Instagram to catch all the results as they happen! 

 

Men’s Final Results:

  1. Veddriq Leonardo (INA)
  2. Kiromal Katibin (INA)
  3. Marcin Dzienski (POL)
  4. John Brosler (USA)
  5. Merritt Ernsberger (USA)
  6. Jun Yasukawa (JPN)
  7. Pierre Rebreyend (FRA)
  8. Yaroslav Tkach (UKR)

Women’s Final Results:

  1. Aleksandra Miroslaw (POL)
  2. Emma Hunt (USA)
  3. Miho Nonaka (JPN)
  4. Patrycja Chudziak (POL)
  5. Anouck Jaubert (FRA)
  6. Natalia Kalucka (POL)
  7. Alexandra Elmer (AUT)
  8. Capucine Viglione (FRA)

Photo by Daniel Gajda