In the climbing world cup speed event that kicked off yesterday in Seoul, a new world record broke the 5-second barrier. It was an Indonesian athlete who set a new record, and our athletes have been training jointly with Indonesia, the most powerful country in climbing.

Reporter Seok Min-hyeok visited the site.

[Reporter]
With chalk on both hands and leaning on a rope, he stands in front of a rock wall.

I didn’t even fast-forward, but I got to the top in an instant. These are wall climbers like Spider-Man.

There are three events in sport climbing: speed, lead and boulder. The fastest climb up this 15m high wall and press the touchpad is the speed event.

It is a tense game in which the game is decided in 0.1 seconds, but Indonesia’s Bederik, who is world number 1, broke the world record yesterday with a time of 4.90 seconds.ㅋㅋㅋ벳

The joint training with the world’s strongest Indonesian athletes was of great help to our athletes. 

Seo Jong-guk / Head Coach
“The amount of training is very large, and there are players who keep doing the same speed next to each other, so they stimulate each other and get faster.” It

was a stimulus for the Indonesian players.

Bederic:
“Having good competitors helps me too. When I train, I can improve too” and

the coaches don’t miss a single move. 

Yongsu Lee
“The players I’ve only seen on YouTube run together during joint training, and if we run together, won’t a personal record come out on my own?

Lee Seung-beom
“This time, I aim to go one step further and do my best to win the gold medal.”

The speed competition between human spiders is another point to watch at the Asian Games.

This is Seok Min-hyeok from TV Chosun.

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