The men's individual race at the ISMF European Championships in Boí Taüll featured a 1,632 metre difference in altitude, and the women's race 1,302m ©ISMF

France's Axelle Gachet-Mollaret and Switzerland's Werner Marti won their second gold medals of the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) European Championships in Boí Taüll, triumphing in the individual races.

Both athletes came out on top in the vertical events in the Spanish resort on Thursday (February 10), and world champion Gachet-Mollaret repeated the feat with an impressive victory in the women's competition.

She finished in 1hr 17min 8.8sec, which was 5.7 seconds clear of Sweden's Tove Alexandersson in second.

Third place went to Italy's Alba De Silvestro, who was almost three minutes further back in 1:20:01.1.

Emily Harrop of France finished 6.5 seconds outside the podium.

On the men's side, the 2019 team world champion Marti produced a 6.6 second margin of victory with his time of 1:23.53.5.

Italian athletes claimed the other medals, with individual world champion Matteo Eydallin taking silver in second in 1:24:00.1 and Michele Boscacci securing bronze in third in 1:24:37.1.

Xavier Gachet led a trio of French competitors placed from fourth to sixth with his 1:25:05.9 effort.

The men's race featured a 1,632 metres difference in altitude, and the women's race 1,302m.

Lisa Moreschini of Italy took the women's under-23 title with her 12th place finish in the senior race, and Switzerland's Aurélien Gay won the men's under-23 crown with a top 10 finish.

Youth Olympic Games champion Caroline Ulrich of Switzerland won her third gold of the Championships in the under-20 women's individual race, while France's Anselme Damevin triumphed in the men's equivalent.

Ida Waldal of Norway added a second gold from Boí Taüll to her collection in the under-18 women's race, with Carlos Torres Espigares collecting a victory for hosts Spain in the men's competition.

The ISMF European Championships are set to conclude with the youth and senior mixed relay races tomorrow, in which teams will consist of a male and female athlete.