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Gone in seven seconds: 'Spiderwoman' breaks women's climbing speed record

26 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Indonesia's Aries Susanti Rahayu breaks women's speed climbing world record, finishing the 15-meter course in 6.995 seconds Despite nagging hand and finger injuries, Indonesia's Aries Susanti Rahayu broke the women's speed climbing world record at this weekend's IFSC Climbing World Cup in Xiamen, China. Rahayu's 6.995 seconds eclipsed the record set by her challenger - China's Song Yiling - who finished the 15-meter course in 7.101 seconds in April. So what is speed climbing exactly? And how difficult was Rayahu's accomplishment?
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Speed climber Aries Susanti Rahayu breaks world record - video

26 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Aries Susanti Rahayu has set a new speed climbing world record. The Indonesian beat the previous record holder Yi Ling Song of China in the final, achieving a time of 6.995 seconds. Rahayu becomes the first woman to break the seven second mark in the 15-metre event Watch more from the amazing world of sport series
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A speed climber dubbed 'Spider-Woman' destroyed a world record while injured in a mind-boggling gold-medal climb

A speed climber dubbed 'Spider-Woman' destroyed a world record while injured in a mind-boggling gold-medal climb

26 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Indonesian speed climber Aries Susanti Rahayu climbed a 15-meter speed route in just 6.995 seconds.
The 24-year-old shattered the previous world record and became the first woman to complete a speed route in under seven seconds.
After her historic climb , Susanti Rahayu revealed to an interviewer that she was climbing with injuries on her hands.
Speed climbing will make its Olympics debut in Tokyo next year, where Susanti Rahayu is an obvious favorite to take home the gold .
Watch the video of her impressive climb below:
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