Indonesia once again showed its excellence in international sports competitions, this time coming from wall climbing athletes namely the Congqing IFSC ( International Federation of Sport Climbing ) series, China, on Saturday (27/4). He was Alfian M Fajri who successfully became the world champion of wall climbing after fighting with climbers from Ukraine, Kostianyn Pavlenko. Alfian has been superior since the start and end the race with a time of 5.970 seconds. Meanwhile, Pavlenko posted a time of 6.310 seconds.
The third place was occupied by another Ukrainian climber, Sergey Rukin. He recorded a time of 6.808 seconds. Alfian did not expect to be number one. Moreover, the FPTI (Indonesian Wall Climbing Federation) also did not set a high target, just a semi-final, enough to secure points for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In addition, the speed in the world rock climbing series is also normal, at best filling in fifth place. For Alfian, this was his first medal at the world cup IFSC and immediately won the world title.
Previously, Alfian won a gold medal at the Asian Championship in Kurayoshi, Japan, in November 2018. “I thank all those who have supported. Thank God my God Almighty can be maximized,” Alfian said in Chongqing, China, in a broadcast the press received by BolaSport.com. According to Alfian, the key to his victory this time is a feeling that is more calm and relaxed. He also always prayed to be given fluency while competing.
After winning the title of world champion Alfian M Fajri immediately prepared to take part in the next world championship series. Together with eight other Indonesian athletes, Alfian will drop in the World Cup series in Wujiang, Shanghai, 3-5 May 2019.
In the event, the man born in Sukoharjo was determined to defend the world title. “Of course my target is to retain the title that I got yesterday. Although I know maintaining it will be much more difficult because the strength is almost evenly distributed. So I have to study again for better,” Alfian said when contacted by reporters on Monday (4/29/2019).
To reach this target, Alfian is ready to perform optimally in every match. “Usually the thing that motivates me is that every game wants to be the best. There’s nothing else. That’s what I planted in my mind, hopefully, it can be a champion again,” he said.