Indonesia once again performed brilliantly at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup in Xiamen, China, on Saturday (19/10). Indonesia, which is represented by rock climbing achiever Aries Susanti Rahayu managed to get gold and at the same time break the world record as the first woman in history to record a time under 7 seconds, which is 6.995 seconds in women’s speed world numbers.
Aries won the world championship and defeated world record holder, Yi Ling Song, from China. Song who was against Aries in the final was only able to carve a time of 9,032 seconds after slipping at the start of the race and had to be satisfied with the silver medal. The success of breaking the world record is indeed the target of women nicknamed Spiderwoman from Grobogan. “I am grateful to God for this achievement. I am very happy to finally break the record. This is what I dreamed of. I present this achievement to Indonesia,” said Aries.
On her Instagram account, Aries mentioned the support of national rock trainer Hendra Basir. “Thank you for all your prayers and support. Especially for @coach.hendra, this is the reward of the discipline and belief that Coach has planted. I offer this world record for Indonesia,” She wrote.
For Aries, this was her first gold medal at the 2019 world championship, with previously only winning silver at the world of rock climbing in Wujian, China, last May. The total climber of nicknamed Spiderwoman has collected 4 gold medals in the world championship, with three of them won last year.
Previously at the 2018 IFSC held in Tai’an China, Aries won bronze in the speed world record number. Her name became very prominent after his success in winning the world cup series in Chongqing, China, in May 2018. She also became one of the mainstays of Indonesia in the 2018 Asian Games in speed numbers.
At the 2018 Asian Games, Aries successfully defeated Song who had surpassed him at the Asian Championships in Iran in 2017. In addition, she also managed to outperform her own seniors in the Indonesian rock climbing field, Puji Lestari.