Sky’s the limit… Sports climbing’s Seo Chae-hyun wins silver after final rainout

It was a steady rain. South Korea’s “Spider Girl” Seo Chae-hyun (19-Seoul City Hall) finished with a silver medal after the sport climbing final was canceled due to rain.

The women’s sport climbing combined (bouldering and lead) final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games was canceled due to torrential rain on Sunday at the Kirchao Yangshan Sport Climbing Center in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China. Although there is a roof covering the rock course, the downpour was deemed too heavy to allow the event to proceed. Moisture, which lowers friction, can be fatal for athletes, as they must climb the wall with their bare hands until the last man-made structure (hold) under the given conditions and rules.

The ranking of the event was determined by the results of the semifinals and heats. In the semifinals earlier in the day, Seo scored 99.73 for bouldering and 100 for lead, giving her a total of 199.73 points, tied for first place with Japan’s Ai Mori (20). In the end, it came down to qualifying, and Seo’s 176 points (79.9 boulder, 96.1 lead) in qualifying on the 토토사이트 previous five days were not enough to beat Mori’s 196.0 points (99.9 boulder, 96.1 lead), so the final result was silver. Missing a boulder in qualifying was the difference.

It was a close finish for Seo (eighth at the Combine), who had been up against Mori, the world’s second-ranked women’s combine competitor, all the way to the semifinals. “In the final, the routes are more varied than in the preliminaries and semifinals,” Seo told reporters in the mix zone. I was confident in my lead, so I thought that if I could close the gap with Mori in bouldering, I had a chance to win,” she said. “I will definitely qualify for the Paris Olympics in November at the Asian qualifier,” he said.

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