POLAND LEAD THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SPEED QUALIFICATIONS

The 2021 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Championships commenced in Moscow, Russia, today, alongside the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships which opened yesterday in the same city.

A total of 87 athletes (37 women and 50 men) participated in Speed qualifications at the Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace, where Olympian, world record holder, and Olympic record holder Aleksandra Miroslaw, of Poland, took the fastest time in the women’s event with 6.99 seconds, and her compatriot Marcin Dzienski led the way in the men’s event with a time of 5.71 seconds.

In the women’s Speed qualification round, Olympian and four-time world record holder Iuliia Kaplina, of the CFR, followed Miroslaw in second place with 7.23 seconds. Fresh from the Speed podiums of the 2021 IFSC Youth World Championships in Voronezh, Russia, Capucine Viglione of France, Italy’s Beatrice Colli, and Germany’s Franziska Ritter all qualified for a spot in this evening’s Speed final, taking eighth, twelfth, and fifteenth place, respectively.

Past world record holders Reza Alipour Shenazandifard, of Iran, and Danyil Boldyrev, of Ukraine, qualified for the men’s final in seventh and eighth place. Olympian Rishat Khaibullin, of Kazakhstan, took the final spot in this evening’s Speed final, placing sixteenth.

Full results of the women’s Speed qualification round can be found here.

Full results of the men’s Speed qualification round can be found here.

Left to right: Poland's Marcin Dzienski and Ecuador's Alex Vivas compete in the 2021 IFSC Speed World Championships
Photo: Jan Virt/IFSC

2021 IFSC World Championships

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