Reza Alipour wins gold at IFSC Climbing World Championships

September 14, 2018

TEHRAN – Reza Alipour from Iran claimed a gold medal at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria on Thursday.

The Iranian climber took the gold with a time of 5.630, beating his French rival Bassa Mawem.

The bronze medal went to Russian climber Stanislav Kokorin who beat Chinese QiXin Zhong.

Alipour has defined himself as the Usain Bolt of speed climbing.

The competition has drawn 531 athletes from 57 countries. With climbing to make its Olympic debut in 2020, the world championships for the first time is having an Olympic-format combined competition, in which athletes vie for an all-around title in lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering.

The championships run through Sept. 16.

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