Sportclimbing at Tokyo Olympics: Alexandra Miroslaw takes lead in speed round

The Polish climber clocked 6.97s on her second run which was .01s off the world record held by Yulia Kapila.

Aleksandra Miroslaw of Poland goes close to a world record time as Kyra Condie of The United States of America reacts during the Sport Climbing Women's Combined, Speed Qualification at Aomi Urban Sports Park.   -  Getty Images

Alexandra Miroslaw missed the world record by a whisker but the brilliant performance was enough for her to take the lead in the speed round of the women's sport climbing combined event at the Aomi Urban Sports Park here on Wednesday.

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The Polish climber clocked 6.97s on her second run which was .01s off the world record held by Yulia Kapila. Nevertheless, Mirolsaw was credited with the Olympic record as she took the top spot.

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French climber Anouck Jaubert came up with her career-best performance to finish second in 7.12s while Yiling Song of China was third in 7.46s. The favourite and World No. 1 Janja Garnbert flattered to deceive and was lying in the 20th spot at the end of the speed round.

Garnbert leads

World number one Janja Garnbert bounced back to lead the qualifiers in the women's sport climbing combined event.

The two-time world champion Janja from Slovenia, who disappointed in the speed round, took the top spot in the bouldering round and finished fourth in the lead  round to head the table with 56 points.

South Korean Seo Chaechyun, who won the lead event, came second in the overall qualifiers with 85 points. Miho Nonaka of Japan finished third overall in the qualifiers with 96 points.

Miroslaw, who set an Olympic record in speed round, made it to the qualifiers in the seventh position. She had a disappointing outing in both bouldering and lead rounds and finished with 380 points. The combined event finals will be held on Friday.

The qualifiers

Janja Garnbert (Slo 56 points), 2. Seo Chaehyun (Kor 85 pts), 3. Miho Nonaka (Jpn 96 pts), 4. Akiyo Noguchi (Jpn 162 pts), 5. Brooke Rabouton (USA 192), 6. Jessica Pilz (Aus 198), 7. Aleksandra Miroslaw (Pol 380 pts), 8. Jaubert Anouck (Fra 390).

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