The biggest name in Speed Climbing is Iranian Reza Alipour Shenazandifard – or Reza Alipour. Known variously as the “Asiatic Cheetah”, “Iranian Spiderman”, the “Usain Bolt of Speed Climbing”, and the self-titled “Fastest Vertical Man in the World”. Reza has been the Men’s Speed Climbing World Record holder for two years now and even has a move named after him.
After a hard competition that saw him not topping any of the Bouldering problems in finals – Adam Ondra has proven he is the world’s best lead climber. In Finals Adam Ondra of the Czech Republic managed to get one hold further than anyone else – taking Gold in the IFSC Lead Climbing World Championships.