Janja Garnbret won the women's boulder competition in Meiringen ©IFSC/Jan Virt

Olympic champion Janja Garnbret triumphed in the opening event of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Boulder World Cup season in Meiringen, before announcing she will skip the remainder of the campaign.

Garnbret led qualification yesterday in Switzerland, before repeating the feat in the semi-final stage of the competition today.

The final saw Garnbret secure four tops in five attempts to emerge as the winner of the competition, sealing her 32nd gold medal of her career.

"It means a lot to me because it’s not obvious that you will win every competition - each competition is a story in itself," Garnbret said.

"Just because you won everything last year doesn’t mean that you can next year, so every win means a lot to me.

"That’s why I was so emotional," Garnbret told the IFSC.

"I’ve decided to skip the [rest of the] boulder season this year.

"The Olympics last year were a pretty hard take on physical and mental preparation, so I feel that I need a little time off from competitions and this year is the perfect year to do that.

"I already have [the Olympic Games in] Paris in mind."

Reigning world champion Natalia Grossman finished as the runner-up behind Garnbret.

The American achieved three tops and four zones in the final to secure the silver medal.

Switzerland’s Andrea Kümin secured her maiden World Cup medal at a home event, recording one top and two zones.

She edged France’s Oriane Bertone, who had also achieved one top in the final.

Japan’s Ito Futabe and Serbia’s Gejo Stasa finished the final in fifth and sixth places, respectively.

The IFSC also awarded the World Cup medals for the 2021 boulder season, with Grossman awarded the overall title.

Grossman had finished the season with a winning total of 345 points, followed by Garnbret and Bertone on 280 and 235 respectively.

Men’s semi-final and final action will take place tomorrow in Meiringen.

Slovenia’s Zan Lovenjak Sudar starred in qualification today, achieving five tops and five zones to lead his group.

Japan’s Tomoa Narasaki led the second qualification group by finishing with four tops and five zones.