Josh Hult topped slopestyle mountain bike qualification as the International Festival of Extreme Sports (FISE) series got underway in Montpellier.
The Australian Parkour Association (APA) has become the latest body to back claims of "encroachment and misappropriation" into the sport by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
Parkour has emerged as another contender for inclusion on the Summer Olympic programme after being discussed by the group responsible for proposing new disciplines and events today.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) agreed to look into the development of a new discipline of the sport during Morinari Watanabe's first Executive Committee meeting as President of the governing body.
Parkour has been officially recognised as a sport in the United Kingdom after the Home Country Sports Councils approved an application made by the national governing body.
Federations currently applying for International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognition are due to be told if their applications have been successful by December.
With an ambitious tagline of “Go beyond. Create tomorrow” Lillehammer 2016 can already satisfy itself with having achieved the first half of its promise. The second half will still need others to follow what was undoubtedly a great example.