Domen Skofic topped the podium in the men's lead event ©IFSC

Slovenia clinched two gold medals as they won both the men’s and women’s lead finals at the International Sport Climbing Federation (IFSC) World Cup in Chamonix.

Janja Garnbret powered to victory in the women’s event to earn her maiden World Cup triumph, while compatriot Domen Skofic topped the podium for the second time in the lead discipline.

The finals in the speed events were due to be held yesterday but were instead staged today due to poor weather conditions.

Magdalena Röck of Austria started the strongest in the women’s lead field but was quickly surpassed by the three climbers who would eventually battle it out for the medals.

Belgium’s Anak Verhoeven then surged to the front by calmly clipping the chains at the top before Garnbret followed suit.

Verhoeven was forced to settle for silver, while bronze went the way of Kim Jain of South Korea.

Garnbret’s team-mate Mina Markovic had come into the competition as the defending champion but was unable to produce the form which saw her take gold at last year’s event in the French resort, eventually ending in sixth.

Slovenia's Janja Garnbret overcame tough weather conditions to win the gold medal in the women's lead event ©IFSC
Slovenia's Janja Garnbret overcame tough weather conditions to win the gold medal in the women's lead event ©IFSC

In the men’s lead competition, Skofic was the star performer as he claimed the gold medal ahead of Stefano Ghislofi of Italy and Austria’s Jakob Schubert.

The result handed him another World Cup triumph and ensured his nation would depart the IFSC World Cup with two titles to their name.

Marcin Dzienski of Poland clocked a rapid 5.96sec to secure the speed crown after he edged Libor Hroza of the Czech Republic in the race for gold.

Reza Alipourshenazandifar of Iran recovered from the disappointment of losing out on the gold by a narrow margin as he sealed bronze with victory over Stanislav Kokorin of Russia in their race-off.

Annouck Jaubert delivered success for the host nation in the women’s speed competition as she clocked 8.27, while opponent Aleksandra Rodzinska suffered a fall, meaning she missed out on a second gold medal for Poland.

Poland also suffered defeat in the bronze medal race as Klaudia Buczek was beaten by Anna Tysganova of Russia, who finished in a time of 8.39.

The next IFSC World Cup is due to be held in Villars in Switzerland on Friday and Saturday (July 15 and 16).