Indonesian Aspar Aspar and Chinese Lijuan Deng won the final round of the Speed Climbing World Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday. Veddriq Leonardo for the men and Aleksandra Kalucka for the women win the general classification.
The Indonesian Aspar Aspar won his first victory in a World Cup since 2018 in Jakarta. In the final he beat his compatriot, the world record holder Kiromal Katibin, who made a small mistake in very humid weather. In a 100% Chinese duel for third place, Long Cao took bronze.
On the French side, Guillaume Moro passed qualifying but narrowly lost in the round of 16 (5.49 vs. 5.64) against future semi-finalist and fourth in the Jinbao Long event. The Indonesian Leonardo Veddriq, only fifth this Saturday, wins the overall World Cup standings.
Third win in four rounds for Lijuan Deng
Among the women, this time we saw a duel between China and Poland in the semifinals. Imperial throughout the final phase, Lijuan Deng triumphed for the third time in the last four rounds of the World Cup by beating Natalia Kalucka. What to regret the one who had not been able to compete in the first three stages due to the strict rules linked to the Covid in China and who despite everything takes fourth place in the general classification.
Natalia’s twin sister, Aleksandra Kalucka, took third place this Saturday and won the overall World Cup classification. She is no surprise since she was already mathematically assured of victory before this final phase.
The French Capucine Viglione and Aurelia Sarisson were not unworthy. After qualifying, both were defeated in the round of 16, respectively, by Aleksandra Kalucka and China’s Di Niu, fourth on Saturday.