Veddriq Leonardo (26) really likes Salt Lake City. For the third time in a row, the speed climber from Indonesia won the IFSC World Cup in the US city. At the end of May, he won the final with a time of 4.95 seconds. To storm the 15-metre-high wall in under five seconds, you might want to say: wow! Veddriq Leonardo says "It's not my first time!” At the end of April, he set a new world record in the quarter-finals of the IFSC World Cup in Seoul, Korea. His best time here was 4.902 seconds.
Tom Dielen became Vice President of the International World Games Association on 3rd May 2023; the Secretary General of World Archery has replaced Max Bishop in this role. In the IWGA Interview of the Month, Tom Dielen describes the challenges and opportunities for further development of The World Games.
Andrés Acuña Araya (CRC) is the first ever Costa Rican to win a medal at The World Games. And not just any medal: he won gold at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama! He is this week’s athlete Looking Back to Birmingham.
After the success in Birmingham USA in 2022, Sword Group and the International World Games Association have renewed their partnership for the 12th edition of The World Games in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China in 2025.
The Annual General Meeting of the International World Games Association brought crucial decisions for the future of the Games.
In his home country Chile, Martin Labra has managed to set a new U17 trick world record in Waterskiing. And he collected 12,060 points during his performance at the Torneo Nacional Mirandaski Open on Lago Los Morros in Chile. At the end of February, the 17-year-old presented himself in top form. He set his record not in the U17 class, by the way, but in the Open category.
Ultimate frisbee star VALERIA CARDENAS from Colombia is The World Games Athlete of 2022! CONGRATULATIONS! #wearetheworldgames #aoty #ultimatefrisbee