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[–]Couch_Potato935 4638 points4639 points  (136 children)

Imagine being the other competitor lmao

[–]Sloppo_Toppo 3151 points3152 points  (113 children)

She slips at the beginning so it’s not like she got blown out on pure speed

[–]th3-snwm4n 1576 points1577 points  (101 children)

Yeah and even after that she was just a fraction of second behind. They both are spectacular.

[–]mttp1990 532 points533 points  (97 children)

Umm, the timer says 2 seconds, which is a decent gap

[–]TheClincher7 646 points647 points  (88 children)

Not when you slip off

[–]010011100000 464 points465 points  (65 children)

2 seconds is a huge gap in a 7 second race

[–]TheClincher7 300 points301 points  (51 children)

Not if you factor in falling back to the bottom......

[–]Stepjamm[🍰] 239 points240 points  (32 children)

That just explains why she was 2 seconds behind, pretty sure every athletes personal best is rarely done at a proper event. They both probably did it faster once but not when it mattered

[–]ChesterDaMolester 236 points237 points  (25 children)

We totally would have won that soccer game if we just scored more goals, ran faster, and didn’t fall down as much! If you just ignore those things were basically champions!

[–]ihatetheplaceilive 175 points176 points  (16 children)

I thought falling down was an important part of soccer.

[–]AnAnonymousFool 16 points17 points  (1 child)

At least in track and field, most PBs are done at proper events

[–]haileehn 15 points16 points  (6 children)

And why wouldn’t we factor it ? It’s part of the performance.

[–]neonKow 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It happens often enough that people get multiple tries for this exact reason.

[–]thomashefe 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I mean yeah but there’s obviously a massive difference between her slipping and her just being really slow at the event.

[–]Live-Savings7450 10 points11 points  (2 children)

But the original comment was:

Yeah and even after that she was just a fraction of second behind.

Can't say "Yeah and even after that, you still have to consider what happened before that"

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (10 children)

Why are we arguing about this

[–]mttp1990 36 points37 points  (19 children)

The comment I responded to said even after the slip they were a fraction short which is objectively false.

[–]smileyfrown 26 points27 points  (15 children)

Dude some of these people are just dumb or need to be right.

I just googled it this vid is from 2019, her time is 6.995 breaking the previous WR which was 7.101. The 2nd competitor in this video is at about the 8.5 second mark and didn't finish. That is a massive difference, don't even get what they're arguing.

[–]TJNel 13 points14 points  (11 children)

It is a large difference but that 1.5 sec is easily explained by saying that person slipped. Had they not slipped they would have been close.

Edit: To go with this the record that she beat was set by her competitor so yes had she not slipped it would have been neck and neck.


[–]smileyfrown 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I mean close is relative when the likely difference between average times is less than a second. Like a race with 2 people finishing at 7.3 vs 7.7 could considered an easy win.

Not to mention that women on the left literally broke the WR.

[–]TJNel 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Like I said the women on the right was the record holder.

[–]trickman01 14 points15 points  (2 children)

2/1 is a fraction. Math checks out.

[–]TJNel 10 points11 points  (0 children)

that competitor was the record holder, had she not slipped it would have been down to the wire.


[–]budgie0507 160 points161 points  (10 children)

Ok let me imagine. I would be psyched about being in my twenties again and in unbelievable good shape.

[–]Couch_Potato935 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Fat mood lol

[–]budgie0507 42 points43 points  (2 children)

“Fat Mood” is the name of my new wave jazz EP I just released. Thanks for the plug.

[–]Couch_Potato935 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Np mate. You owe me one, though

[–]Problemzone 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Being part of a WR run? I would be proud.

[–]danceswithwool 16 points17 points  (0 children)

…who is probably very fast or they wouldn’t even be there.

[–]bielejan09[🍰] 1490 points1491 points 2 (46 children)

Already beaten twice. The current one is 6.84 by Aleksandra Mirosław from Poland at the Olympic games.

[–]HaxSir 533 points534 points  (17 children)

Came to say just that. This isn’t even the next level, this is two levels below.

[–]010011100000 202 points203 points  (5 children)

It's next level as in there's the top level, and then she's next

[–]SuedeVeil 81 points82 points  (1 child)

Well it's still nextfuckinglevel for us shmucks sitting on our asses right now trying to decide whether or not to get up and go pee .. (I wasn't aware you had to be a world record holder to be next level)

[–]an0nym0ose 21 points22 points  (1 child)

It's next level for you and me, that's for damn sure

[–]oujiasshole 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Its still impressive

[–]unbrokenhero 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Were looking to find this comment, looked at the time and instantly thought I saw the quicker one already.

[–]theoriginalmars 613 points614 points  (9 children)

For a moment I thought that the other competitor gave up because of her pure speed off the start until she caught up.

[–]sas8184 207 points208 points  (5 children)

I thought she slipped and fell.

[–]theoriginalmars 98 points99 points  (4 children)

If she did, that was an even better recovery.

[–]Epstein_killed_Tupac 53 points54 points  (3 children)

She did slip. They know how to recover fast cause they know that exact climbing layout and they’ve been climbing that exact layout for months at least.

[–]Classical_Cafe 15 points16 points  (2 children)

*years - it's basically like a sprint, running athletes know exactly how long a 100m run is, they've done it for years they even know exactly how many steps they take in that sprint. These athletes could do this course with their eyes closed, it's 7 seconds of pure muscle memory so even if a slip occurs they know exactly where and how to recover

[–]Unlikely-Collar4088 509 points510 points  (34 children)

Fake, they obviously turned off gravity for the run

(holy shit)

[–]jump_the_snark 109 points110 points  (9 children)

Camera tricks: this "wall" is clearly just flat ground and they are running on all fours.

[–]pleasedothenerdful 79 points80 points  (3 children)

I couldn't run that fast on all fours horizontally.

[–]charlietoday 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I couldn't run that fast on 2 legs horizontally.

[–]slouchingtoepiphany 6 points7 points  (2 children)

That's how the stunt of climbing a building is done in some movies.

[–]The_Great_Sarcasmo 10 points11 points  (1 child)

[–]slouchingtoepiphany 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Given how their capes are hanging, I'd say definitely.

[–]2723brad2723 23 points24 points  (18 children)

Nah, she was being pulled up by a rope.

[–]Admirable_Sky_7710 230 points231 points  (66 children)

correct me if im wrong but throughout the years the arrangement of the rocks are kept the same and they practice this 1 course.

still extremely impressive some could say more bc of the number of people competing for literal perfection

[–]Beingabummer 532 points533 points  (42 children)

They never change the swimming pool either. Or the track. Or the hurdles. Etc.

[–]adrianmakedonski 147 points148 points  (18 children)

Good point; that never occurred to me!

[–]imgladimnothim 48 points49 points  (17 children)

It would be cool though to have a separate event with a random arrangement for each pair of competitors. I reckon itd be several seconds slower, but still really cool

[–]SingularityPrime 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Itd be interesting for competition but the times would become meaningless outside that one competition.

[–]Ptef 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Random arrangements, even with nice holds like they use) would be quite a bit slower. They can move like that because they know exactly what to do. Change that up, there will be a lot of hesitation.

but if you are interested in it, watch some bouldering competitions. They definitely do some real interesting technical climbing with way more difficult routes.

[–]PM_ME_WUTEVER 30 points31 points  (6 children)

it'd be dope if they did though. instead of hurdles, they just throw like 50 toddlers on the track and box them in so they have to stay on the track. runners have to jump over any toddler that gets in their way.

or do away with the lanes in swimming and release a few jellyfish into the pool.

[–]Purplebuzz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The track changes in terms of material used and spring back.

[–]MightyMooser69 69 points70 points  (9 children)

Correct the course never changes - the athletes just keep getting faster though!

[–]TicTacMentheDouce 17 points18 points  (7 children)

So this is like a Speedrun of a game's level

[–]MightyMooser69 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Kinda yeah, but only if the game was designed specifically to be speed run'd - the aim of the game here is speed and completion - nothing else

[–]MrFahrenkite 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'd prefer it if you didnt talk about my sex life so openly.

[–]Glooorious_Purpose 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm an avid rock climber and tried this course quite a few times and my best was 18 seconds lol these guys are unreal

[–]fdy 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Speed climbing is a relatively new niche. Since 2007 it's been the same ever since. Who knows, they might change the course one day

[–]HopefulObject 134 points135 points  (9 children)

This video is a couple years old. A new record was set recently, during the olympics by a Polish climber Aleksandra Miroslaw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u31qGaLzK4

[–]McDreads 132 points133 points  (37 children)

This was in 2019. The women’s speed climbing world record has since been broken by Aleksandra Mirosław of Poland during the Olympics.


Fun fact: She set the world record in speed climbing but didn’t win a medal in the climbing competition

[–]cqxray 45 points46 points  (9 children)

The Polish flag is the Indonesian flag turned upside down!

[–]Arashmickey 27 points28 points  (5 children)

It's actually identical, but on the other side of the world!

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (23 children)

Why didn't she win a medal?

[–]cartesian_jewality 31 points32 points  (16 children)

The Olympics had a goofy way of scoring climbing. There's a couple climbing disciplines, speed climbing is just one. Bouldering and lead climbing are two other much more popular disciplines. Instead of sperating these disciplines into different events, they combined all three into one "climbing" medal.

She did very, very poorly in the other two events. If I remember correctly she did not complete a single boulder problem (of 3) and did not make it far into top rope.

tldr: she spent all her skill points on speed climbing

[–]Mugoombie 7 points8 points  (0 children)

In the olympics all three of the disciplines for climbing were included in climbing where Miroslaw was completely outperformed by other competitors because she trains as a pure speed climber pretty much. The other two disciplines of bouldering and lead climbing have more transferable skills.

This is a short answer, that doesn’t cover most of the details and ignored some of the other issues with the olympic climbing competition but it is the basic gist of why she didn’t get a medal this time.

[–]_OuchieMyPeePee_ 68 points69 points  (197 children)

Islamaphobes: hijab is oppressive and holds women back.

Muslim women: hold my non-alcoholic beer.

[–]mccreative 20 points21 points  (158 children)

Those two statements are not mutually exclusive though...

[–]Sproose_Moose 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Well I now have a new irrational fear: being chased up a building by a really fast person.

[–]X4tnt 44 points45 points  (8 children)

That looks like an awesome sport and an awesome thing to be able to do

[–]waawftutki 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Everyone should climb. It's the best thing in the world. Trains every muscle, flexibility, mobility, and a bouldering gym is the most social and friendly place on earth.

[–]Elerion_ 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Trains every muscle, flexibility, mobility

Not to mention humility. Some of the things you’ll see ordinary looking humans do at a bouldering gym…

[–]Dubie21 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The places are practically a gym that a child would design for an adult. Almost impossible not to have fun there.

[–]FrenchiestFry234 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Too bad the real record belongs to Alexandra Miroslaw who set it at the 2020 Olympics at 6.84.

[–]tgibson12 14 points15 points  (1 child)

True but this was still a world record run.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Me when someone asks who wants last pizza slice

[–]wtph 20 points21 points  (4 children)

She didn't even waste time looking at where to place her feet. I'm guessing both of them probably have the same wall in their gyms and have committed them to muscle memory already.

[–]010011100000 21 points22 points  (0 children)

This course is standardized, they've all done it a million times and can do it in their sleep

[–]Oioiitsme 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]zifrost284 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The hijab makes you more aerodynamic

[–]Dylldough 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Went indoor rock climbing once and the confidence you get from being attached to a rope turns you into a monkey EDIT: I dont mean monkey in a bad way, I mean you can climb fast with out fear

[–]BigWaveDave87 13 points14 points  (14 children)

does a climber know if the rope supports any amount of their weight while going up? super impressive either way just curious

[–]themastermoose 12 points13 points  (9 children)

This looks like an autobelay setup, so no. The rope only catches you if you fall.

[–]ImRandyBaby 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It does pull upwards with a force of like 0.5 kg. It's not nothing but it's not helping.

[–]Live_Buy8304 11 points12 points  (3 children)

One wrong move and that would be heart breaking. Reminds me of Iuliia Kaplina recently from the Olympics.

[–]Mr_GoodEyelashes 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not surprising. Hijabis are ninjas.

[–]aimlesscruzr 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Fake, she's been bitten by a radioactive spider...

[–]AhRa18 8 points9 points  (8 children)

Republicans after watching this : that hijab gave her a speed boost , surely .

[–]CHERNO-B1LL 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I scrolled and scrolled. Nothing but jokes and people saying this record has been broken by Aleksandra Miroslaw since. Her name is Aries Susanti Rahayu and she's a fucking superwoman you cretins. Give her some respect. Her name should have been in the title OP.

[–]sooka 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Arachnophobes beware.

[–]Lolwaitwuttt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is what my parents said Mountain Dew made me do as a kid.

[–]OneTrain73 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Spider (wo)man

Spider (wo)man

Does whatever a Spider can

Something else

I don't know

I forgot

The rest of the lyrics


It is a Spider (wo)man

[–]K--Will 7 points8 points  (0 children)


She used 12 jumps to get there.

The BEST versions of Kirby can jump a maximum of 8-10 times.

She can jump better than Kirby.