Slovenia's Janja Garnbret won a fourth Lead World Cup of the season ©IFSC/Lena Drapella

Jesse Grupper of the United States and Janja Garnbret of Slovenia claimed the men's and women's lead titles at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup in Briançon.

Grupper, who topped the men's competition at the semi-final stage, triumphed in the final with a score of 37 points.

The silver medal went to Taisei Homma of Japan with a score of 35+, with bronze going to Alexander Megos of Germany with the same score.

Fourth place went to fellow German Yannick Flohe, who also had a score of 35+, with semi-final scores deciding the final positions of the three climbers.

Grupper had already placed third and second in Lead World Cups in Innsbruck and Villars respectively, earlier in the season, with tonight’s victory in the French Alps enabling him to complete a full medal set during the lead World Cup season.

The podium for the men's Lead World Cup in Briançon ©IFSC/Lena Drapella
The podium for the men's Lead World Cup in Briançon ©IFSC/Lena Drapella

In the women’s competition, Olympic champion Garnbret continued an impressive season by claiming the title with a score of 42+.

Victory secured Garnbret a 53rd World Cup medal of her career, and a 36th gold, while ensuring she had won all four lead World Cups this season.

Seo Chae-Hyun of South Korea took the silver medal with a score of 41+, with bronze going to Natalia Grossman of the United States with 41.

Grossman kept compatriot Brooke Raboutou, who also scored 41, off the podium by virtue of the pair's semi-final scores.

The World Cup series is due to continue in Koper, Slovenia on September 2 and 3, beginning with a competition in the lead discipline.