Today Thursday (13.09.), The world champions in speed in the Olympiaworld were chosen. In a very exciting competition, Reza Alipour (IRI) and Aleksandra Rudzinska (POL) prevailed. Anna Brozek (POL) and Marija Krasavina (RUS) completed the women's podium. In the men's silver and bronze went to Bassa Mawem (FRA) and Stanislav Kokorin (RUS).
More than 3500 viewers flocked to Olympiaworld for the showdown in speed climbing. The 16's fastest athletes ever competed in four knockout rounds for the coveted world champion title.
Reza Alipour wins the men's race
Defending champion Marcin Dzienski from Poland was eliminated in the round of 5.70. Vice world champion and world record holder Reza Alipour (IRI), who did not have his best season until the World Cup, was in top form just in time for the season highlight. In the quarter-finals, the five-time world champions QuXin Zhong (CHN) and Bassa Mawem (FRA) showed with times of less than XNUMX seconds that they would have a say in the fight for the medals. In the semifinals, Alipour and Mawem prevailed. So it was clear that there would be a new world champion. Reza Alipour, who had only won one World Cup this year, secured gold in an extremely close duel. Bassa Mawem had a wafer-thin lead right up to the end. He slipped on the last kick and missed the final pad. In the small final, Stanislav Kokorin took bronze. “I got injured a couple of weeks ago so I couldn't show my best runs. So it's all the more beautiful that it still worked out with the title. The atmosphere and the competition were just perfect, ”said the Iranian afterwards.
The speed finale of the men in the video replay
Aleksandra Rudzinska wins the title for the ladies
The world record holders Anouck Jaubert (FRA) and Iuliia Kaplina (RUS) both failed in the round of 16. Jaubert underwent a false start, Kaplina had beaten Anna Brozek (POL) beaten. In the quarterfinals with Anna Tsyganova the next favorite retired due to a false start. In the semifinals Aleksandra Rudzinska, Aleksandra Kalucka and Anna Brozek were represented by three Polish women. Maria Krasavina (RUS) was the only remaining Russian. The only 17-year-old Aleksandra Kalucka made a mistake in the semifinals and had to leave the field to Rudzinska. Maria Krasavina underwent a false start. This was a purely Polish final in which Aleksandra Rudzinska with a time of 7: 56 had the nose ahead. Anna Brozek got silver. It was her first international podium finish. Bronze went to Maria Krasavina.
“The organization here is great. I'm very happy with the title, also because I'm the first Polish world champion in speed! ”Said Rudzinska happily.
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The speed finale of the women in the video replay
Results Final Speed 2018
1. Reza Alipour (IRI)
2. Bassa Mawem (FRA)
3. Stanislav Kokorin (RUS)
1. Aleksandra Rudzinska (POL)
2. Anna Brozek (POL)
3. Mariya Krasavina (RUS)
Credits: Picture and Text Austria Climbing