IFSC Seoul 2023 Speed & Boulder World Cup
One week after IFSC Boulder World Cup in Hachioji, Seoul Korea hosted the 2nd round of the World Cup competition. The first Speed World Cup of 2023 was an event that see the world speed climbing record for both men and women broken numerous times by the same climber. As for the boulder event, due to a storm, the event was delayed resulting in the cancellation of the finals. Instead, the semi-finals will determine the winner of the IFSC Seoul 2023 boulder world cup.
Speed Final Results
If you think we’ll need to wait for a few rounds of the speed world cup before we witness a new men’s or women’s world speed record, well you don’t need to. The first round of the IFSC speed world cup saw Aleksandra Miroslaw and Veddriq Leonardo both breaking the men’s and women’s world records. Aleksandra broke the women’s speed record 4 times while Veddriq did it twice. Both of them ended up winning gold as a result. The men’s new speed world record set by Veddriq is the first time ever to go under 5.0 seconds. The new men’s speed record now stands at 4.90 seconds and the women’s record is 6.26 seconds. To add icing on the cake, Aleksandra Miroslaw set the women’s speed world record time at the final’s climb which won her the gold medal.
Men Speed Final Results
- VEDDRIQ LEONARDO | INA
- JINBAO LONG | CHN
- XINSHANG WANG | CHN
Women Speed Final Results
- ALEKSANDRA MIROSLAW | POL
- NATALIA KALUCKA | POL
- DESAK MADE RITA KUSUMA DEWI | INA
Speed Final Highlights | Seoul 2023
Boulder Semi-Final/Finals Results
A storm on Saturday resulted in a delay to the Semi-Finals. The organiser decided to use the Semi-Finals event result to decide the winner of the boulder world cup in Seoul.
After the women’s boulder world cup had been dominated by Janja Garnbert and Natalia Grossman for the past few years. Miho Nonaka once again won a boulder world cup gold by beating Orian Bertone and Brooke Raboutou. This win ends Miho Nonaka’s gold drought since she last won gold in Meiringen 2018. Brooke Raboutou was again on the podium this time in 3rd place in Seoul after her first boulder world cup win in Hachioji a week ago.
The men’s Semi-Final/Finals boulder problems were a repeat of Hachioji. The last boulder problem (M4) did not see any climber getting to the zone or top. Fresh from winning in Hachioji a week ago, Mejdi Schalck once again beat the rest of the field to win his second gold in 2023.
Women Boulder Semi-Final/Finals Results
- MIHO NONAKA | JPN
- ORIANE BERTONE | FRA
- BROOKE RABOUTOU | USA
Men Boulder Semi-Final/Finals Results
- MEJDI SCHALCK | FRA
- TOMOA NARASAKI | JPL
- JONGWON CHON | KOR
Boulder Semi/Final Highlights | Seoul 2023
Next IFSC World Cup Event
The next IFSC World Cup event (Speed) will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from the 6th to the 7th of May 2023.