Lublin lass dubbed ‘Spider Woman’ wins world speed climbing comp in astonishing SEVEN seconds
Speed climbing champ Aleksandra Mirosław has taken the world title for the third time in a row by shinning her way to victory in less than 7.5 seconds.
The 27-year-old from Lublin scaled the 15 metre wall in 7.38 seconds, beating America’s favourite Emma Hunt by 0.15 seconds to become three-times world champion at the International Federation of Sports Climbing Speed World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA.
Celebrating the victory on her Facebook page, Mirosław said: “I don't think I could have imagined a better start to the season.
“First World Cup start in 2021 and (the gold medal) landed on my neck. Before the competition, in my head I had practically 1000 different scenarios. I honestly didn't exactly know what to expect.
“As most of you probably know the losses in SLC was the first start for me from the European Championship where I got a finger injury, but after the official training I knew I was back on track and it would be good.”
Mirosław previously won gold in the Speed Climbing World Cup at Chamonix in July 2018 and at Wujiang in May 2019 and is now preparing for the 2020 Olympics, which because of the coronavirus has been postponed.
This is the first time that sports climbing will be included as an Olympic sport and presents a unique opportunity for Mirosław to make history if she is able to repeat her performance from last week in America.
In an interview with TVN24 Mirosław said: “The first thought after waking up, the last thought before falling asleep is my perfect start when I win my dream medal.”