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USA’s Emma Hunt Grabs Silver, World Speed Record Smashed Second Time in a Single Day

In a powerful performance on home turf, Emma Hunt advanced to finals and got a podium, while John Brosler was narrowly edged out of bronze.

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This report appeared on Check in there throughout the day for the latest on World Cup Bouldering, with men’s and women’s qualifiers today, and finals tomorrow, Sunday, May 30.

The final round of Salt Lake City’s Speed Climbing World Cup concluded last night with Indonesia’s Veddriq Leonardo setting a new world record (5.208 seconds) in the men’s division en route to winning the gold medal. Leonardo’s teammate and former world record holder, Kiromal Katibin, posted fast run times throughout the night and finished with the silver medal. Poland’s Marcin Dzienski beat American star John Brosler in a thrilling small final race to claim the bronze.

In the women’s division, Poland’s Aleksandra Miroslaw rocketed to a gold medal with victorious runs against American Brooke Raboutou, France’s Anouck Jaubert, Polish teammate Patrycja Chudziak, and ultimately American Emma Hunt in the big final race. Hunt, already a star (and record holder) at the national level, finished with the silver medal and undoubtedly vaulted to greater international acclaim. Japan’s Miho Nonaka earned the bronze medal in the women’s division. In fact, Nonaka’s race against Germany’s Franziska Ritter early in the round was one of the most exciting moments of the entire event—with Nonaka edging out the victory by just 0.021 seconds.

What to watch today: The Speed Climbing World Cup has concluded, but today will host the qualifying round for a Bouldering World Cup event at Salt Lake City. A number of qualified Olympians will take part, as will many representative athletes from Team USA. Follow @gymclimber on Instagram to catch all the results as they happen and for analysis and reports throughout the competition go to

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday


Saturday May 29

  • 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Men’s Boulder Qualification
  • 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm Women’s Boulder Qualification

Sunday May 30

  • 11:00 am – 1:15 pm Women’s and Men’s Boulder Semi Finals
  • 5:00 pm Men’s Boulder Final, followed by Women’s Boulder Final

Men’s Speed Final Results, Friday, May 28

  1. Veddriq Leonardo (INA)
  2. Kiromal Katibin (INA)
  3. Marcin Dzienski (POL)
  4. John Brosler (USA)
  5. Merritt Ernsberger (USA)
  6. Jun Yasukawa (JPN)
  7. Pierre Rebreyend (FRA)
  8. Yaroslav Tkach (UKR)

Women’s Speed Final Results, Friday, May 28

  1. Aleksandra Miroslaw (POL)
  2. Emma Hunt (USA)
  3. Miho Nonaka (JPN)
  4. Patrycja Chudziak (POL)
  5. Anouck Jaubert (FRA)
  6. Natalia Kalucka (POL)
  7. Alexandra Elmer (AUT)
  8. Capucine Viglione (FRA)

Photo by Daniel Gajda