Lublin lass dubbed ‘Spider Woman’ wins world speed climbing comp in astonishing SEVEN seconds
Speed climbing champ Aleksandra Mirosław has defended her world title and set a new record at the IFSC Climbing World Championship in Japan by climbing a 15-metre wall in an incredible 7.13 seconds.
The 25-year-old not only beat her world-winning record of 7.63 seconds in Innsbruck last year, but has also now set a new Polish record for being the country’s fastest female climber at the event in Hachioji.
Although getting off to a slow start, the Lublin girl who previously competed under her maiden name Rudzińska showed how well-prepared she was, beating China’s Di Niue by 1.23 seconds.
Following her victory, jubilant Mirosław posted on Facebook: “I thought winning the World Champion title is difficult but defence [of the title] is even more difficult.
“What happened today is still hard to believe.
“Only two years ago I didn't think that I would have at least one World Championship title and today I have two.”
This season has been a run of success for the double world champion, having broken the Polish speed climbing record twice, winning the World Cup event in Wujiang, China and came second in Chongqing.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 20th) she takes part in the newly-introduced combined finals –a mix of speed climbing, bouldering and lead climbing.