Seo Chae-hyun

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Seo Chae-hyun
Chaehyun Seo at the IFSC World Cup Chamonix 2019 at c 2m22sec.jpg
Seo in 2019
Personal information
NationalitySouth Korea
Born (2003-11-01) 1 November 2003 (age 18)
Height162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Climbing career
Type of climberLead climbing and Bouldering
Highest grade9a (5.14d)
Known forWinning Lead World Cup overall title in her senior debut season.
Medal record
World Cup
Winner 2019 Lead
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2021 Lead
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Lead
Gold medal – first place 2019 Bouldering
Seo Chae-hyun
Hangul
Revised RomanizationSeo Chae-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerSŏ Ch'ae-hyŏn

Seo Chae-hyun (Hangul: 서채현, born 1 November 2003), also known as Chaehyun Seo, is a South Korean professional climber. She won the 2019 Lead World Cup overall title in her senior debut season.[1]

Biography[edit]

Seo was born into a family of climbers. She started climbing in 2008. Her father owns a climbing gym in Seoul.

In 2018, at age fourteen, Seo sent a 9a route Bad Girls Club at the Wicked Cave at Rifle, Colorado.[2]

In 2019, she made her IFSC Climbing World Cup debut and won the Lead World Cup season title ahead of Slovenian Janja Garnbret and Japanese Natsuki Tanii by winning 4 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze medals in six out of six lead events.[3] Then she participated in the Asian Championships and placed first in both lead and bouldering disciplines.[4]

In 2019 she qualified for the first appearance of Sport Climbing at the Summer Olympics. She was due to compete at the IFSC Asian Continental Championships which were cancelled. Her placing at the IFSC Combined World Championships led to her being given the place alongside teammate Jongwon Chon.[5]

Rankings[edit]

World Cup[edit]

[6] 2019 2021
Lead 1 17
Bouldering - -
Speed 80 -
Combined - -

World Championships[edit]

[7] 2019 2021
Lead 4 1
Bouldering 13 37
Speed 50 -
Combined 13 -

Asian Championships[edit]

[7] 2019
Lead 1
Bouldering 1
Speed 15
Combined 4

World Cup podiums[edit]

Lead[edit]

Season[7] Gold Silver Bronze Total
2019 4 1 1 6
2021 1 1
2022 1
Total 4 3 1 8

Television[edit]

Year Program Original title Network Role Note Ref.
2021 Sporty Sisters 2 노는언니2 E Channel Guest Ep. 5, 6, 7 [8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'제2의 김자인' 고교생 서채현 떴다". www.hani.co.kr (in Korean). 2019-07-21. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  2. ^ Burgman, John. "The Korean Crusher: Chaehyeon Seo Sends 5.14d at Age 14". Climbing Magazine. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  3. ^ "IFSC CLIMBING WORLD CUP 2019: W O M E N LEAD".
  4. ^ "ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - BOGOR (INA) 2019".
  5. ^ "Who Is Chaehyun Seo? – Korea's Strongest At Just 17!". Climber News. 23 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ IFSC, ed. (August 20, 2019). "World Cup Rankings". Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c IFSC, ed. (August 20, 2019). "Seo's profile and rankings". Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "노는언니2". www.imtcast.com. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  9. ^ "미리보기 > 노는언니2". www.imtcast.com. Retrieved 2021-10-16.

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