KIROMAL KATIBIN MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO SUB-FIVE, SETS NEW WORLD RECORD AT 5.10!
The second, consecutive International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, kicked off in great style: in the men’s Speed qualification, Kiromal Katibin of Indonesia broke the world record for the second time in three weeks, hitting the finish pad at 5.10 seconds!
Katibin bested the 5.17 he set at the IFSC World Cup in Seoul, South Korea, on 6 May, also taking the top position in the men’s Speed qualification ranking. His teammate Veddriq Leonardo placed second with 5.28; John Brosler of the United States of America placed third with 5.57
For the men’s Speed qualification full results click here.
One year ago, also in Salt Lake City, Katibin was the first climber to break the historical 5.47-record set by Reza Alipour of Iran in Nanjing, China, on 30 April 2017.
The IFSC World Cup in Salt Lake City will continue tonight with the men’s and women’s Speed final, starting at 8:00 PM (UTC-6:00).
For information about broadcasting and live streaming of the IFSC World Cup in Salt Lake City click here. News and updates about the event will also be available on the IFSC website, and on the Federation’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Kiromal Katibin stops the clock at 5.10 seconds in the men's Speed qualification at the IFSC World Cup in Salt Lake City (USA)
Photo: Daniel Gajda/IFSC