Sports Climber Kim Ja-in took home her fourth trophy in the International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC) Lead Climbing World Cup in Valence, France, Sunday, with a score of 47+.
Of the seven lead climbing world cups this season, she won four, placing first in the world cup rankings.
"I was worried prior to the finals, but I felt comforted when I repeatedly told myself to enjoy this," she said. "I'm happy that I was able to enjoy and place first in the finals." Kim will participate in the final lead world cup on Nov. 16 in Slovenia.
Kim, a member of the Northface Climbing Team, placed first in six of the eight IFSC Lead World Cup competitions in 2011. In 2010, she placed first in five.
She also won the 2010 Arco Rock Master competition.
The IFSC Climbing World Cup is a series of climbing competitions of three disciplines ― lead, bouldering and speed. The number of competitions varies each year.