Rock climber Kim Ja-in has reclaimed the coveted role of being the world's No. 1 female lead climber.
According to the International Federation of Sport Climbing on Thursday, Kim returned to the top spot with 610.21 points in the IFSC world rankings, beating Slovenia's Mina Markovic, who had 593.11 points.
Kim won a gold medal in the women's lead at the fifth IFSC World Cup in the U.S. on Oct. 1, after winning the fourth event in Belgium on Sept. 23.
She remained the world No.1 until last season, but dropped to second because of her poor performance in the first to third events of this season.