Sport climber Seo Chae-hyun secured her fifth podium end of the 2022 International Federation of Sport Climbing season on Monday, taking second place within the ladies’s lead occasion at the Jakarta World Cup.
After topping the wall to steer within the semifinals, Seo ended up slipping behind Olympic gold medalist Janja Garnbret of Slovenia within the remaining, reaching 40 holds whereas Garnbret topped the wall.
Sport climbing has three disciplines: Speed, bouldering and lead.
In pace, athletes compete to climb an similar 15-meter (50-foot) wall set at an angle of 95 levels quicker than their opponents.
In bouldering, athletes climb completely different routes with out ropes inside 4 minutes. The routes range in issue and athletes don’t get to see them upfront.
In lead, athletes try to climb as excessive as they will on a 15-meter wall inside 6 minutes.
Not each World Cup occasion consists of all three disciplines, so Seo, who focuses primarily on lead, began off her season competing in bouldering occasions earlier than shifting to steer because the occasions modified in June.
Since then, she has reached the rostrum 5 occasions, taking second-place in Innsbruck, Austria in June, third in Chamonix, France and second in Briancon, France in July, third in Edinburgh earlier this month, and now second in Jakarta.
With the 5 podium finishes, Seo at the moment sits in second place on the World Cup rating and on the World Ranking for lead, after Garnbret.
At simply 18-years-old, Seo has already racked up in a powerful profession as a sport climber. In 2019 she received the general World Cup title in lead in her debut season, including the lead world championship title in 2021.
That yr she additionally represented Korea as sport climbing made its Olympic debut at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. At the Games, all three disciplines had been mixed into one occasion, leaving specialists like Seo with a severe drawback and, regardless of ending second within the qualifiers, she slipped to final within the remaining.
Seo wasn’t the one Korean climber competing in Jakarta.
In lead, 16-year-old Seo Ye-joo completed twentieth within the ladies’s occasion, whereas Lee Do-hyun took sixth place within the males’s occasion.
Five Koreans competed within the males’s pace occasion, with Lee Seung-beom ending eighth, Shin Eun-cheol at No. 10, Moon Tae-ung at No. 29, Jung Yong-jun at No. 37 and Kang Min-su at No. 38. In the ladies’s pace occasion, Jeong Ji-min completed thirteenth and Cha You-jin completed twentieth.
There’s one occasion left on the 2022 World Cup circuit, because the climbers head to Morioka in Japan for the final event from Oct. 20 to 22.
BY JIM BULLEY [[email protected]]