Home favourite Sascha Lehmann won the men’s lead event at the season-opening International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Climbing World Cup in Villars-Sur-Ollon in Switzerland.
Lehmann moved into first place with an easy climb to the summit and none of his rivals were able to overhaul him at the Place du Rendez-vous venue.
China’s Pan Yu Fei and Germany’s Alexander Megos were the only other competitors to successfully top the route, ranking second and third respectively.
In the women’s event, Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret emerged victorious.
The 2019 IFSC Bouldering World Cup champion finished ahead of South Korea’s Seo Chaehyun and Japan’s Ai Mori.
Yesterday’s men’s speed event was won by Russia’s Aleksandr Shikov with compatriot Dmitrii Timofeev second and Czech Republic’s Jan Kriz third.
In the women’s competition, France’s Anouck Jaubert prevailed.
China’s Song Yi Ling was the silver medallist, while Russia’s Elizaveta Ivanova rounded off the podium.
The next IFSC World Cup is due to take place in Chamonix in France next week.
Action is due to run from July 11 to 13.