6.995 seconds: Aries Susanti sets new speed climbing world record

Published on 22 Oct 2019 12:41:29 PM

Indonesia's Aries Susanti Rahayu set a new world record when she won the final International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Speed World Cup event of the year in Xiamen, China on Sunday.

Susanti Rahayu beat previous record holder YiLing Song of China in the women's final, reaching the top in 6.995 seconds to become the first woman ever to break the seven second barrier for the 15 metre high course.

Song's second place was enough to give her the overall title however, while Susanti Rahayu finished the season in third place.