Seo clinches women’s lead overall title with win at IFSC World Cup

Seo Chaehyun has been crowned the women's lead overall champion at the IFSC World Cup in Xiamen ©IFSC

South Korea’s Seo Chaehyun clinched the women’s lead overall title after coming out on top today at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup in Chinese city Xiamen.

Seo was among a trio of athletes who topped the climbing wall set-up at Guanzhou Road, triumphing ahead of Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi and fellow South Korean Kim Jain.

Victory moves Seo onto 480 points with just one stop remaining on the IFSC World Cup tour.

Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret, who had to settle for a fourth-place finish today, is a distant second with 298 points.

Compatriot Lučka Rakovec is third with 226 points after ranking sixth today.

Adam Ondra won the men's lead event at the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Xiamen ©Getty Images
Adam Ondra won the men’s lead event at the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Xiamen ©Getty Images

In the men’s event, Czech Republic’s Adam Ondra increased his advantage at the top of the overall standings after taking victory.

Ondra was one of three athletes to top the route in the final and prevailed ahead of Japan’s Taisei Homma and Tomoa Narasaki.

The 26-year-old now sits on 300 points overall and is followed by Japan’s Kai Harada, the fourth-place finisher today, with 189.

Third place is occupied by Spain’s Alberto Ginés López, with 181 points, after she came fifth today.

The last stop for lead climbers on the IFSC World Cup tour is due to take place in Japanese city Inzai next Saturday and Sunday (October 26 and 27).

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