New Women’s Speed Climbing World Record
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Russian competition climber and Olympic-qualified Iuliia Kaplina secured her 10th world record with a time of 6.96 seconds at the IFSC Europe Continental Championships held in Moscow this weekend.
She was climbing next to Patrycja Chudziak of Poland and both were aiming to get to the finals. In the finals, Kaplina took bronze over Aleksandra Kalucka of Poland. Ekaterina Barashchuk took gold over Elizaveta Ivanova.
Kaplina has set the speed record multiple times. The last time she held the record was in 2017 until in April of that year YiLing Song got 7.101 seconds at the IFSC Climbing World Cup Chongqing. This was later beaten in 2019 by Aries Susanti Rahayu with 6.995 seconds.
Bouldering will take place over the next couple of days, with Lead on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Combined event will then take place on Friday and Saturday. Kaplina’s first World Cup was in 2012 in Chamonix where she ranked 18th.