Russian athlete Aleksandra Shevchenko won the judges over to claim the International Gymnastics Federation Parkour World Cup in Montpellier ©Getty Images

Russia's Aleksandra Shevchenko won the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Women's Parkour Freestyle World Cup in Montpellier, France.

The 32-year-old wowed the judges with her supreme concentration and execution to claim the gold medal with a score of 24.50.

Held as part of the International Festival of Extreme Sports (FISE) World Series event, there was a high level of competition from all eight finalists.

Grabbing the silver medal was Adela Merkova of the Czech Republic, who equalled Shevchenko's score, but finished second based on her inferior qualification score.

Despite injuring her shin in her bid for glory,  Japan's Hikari Izumi completed the podium with a score of 23.

The FIG Parkour Speed Run Men's World Cup went the way of Spain's Alberto Gomez.

The first six athletes managed to complete the course within 11 seconds but it was Spaniard Gomez who claimed top honours in 10.24sec.

Switzerland's Christian Harmat came second in 10.65, with Oleksandr Titarenko of Ukraine taking bronze in 10.77.

Matěj Srovnal from the Czech Republic had the best qualifying time but had to settle for fifth in the final.

Frenchman Johan Tonnoir safely navigated qualifying for tomorrow's International Gymnastics Federation Parkour Freestyle World Cup ©Getty Images
Frenchman Johan Tonnoir safely navigated qualifying for tomorrow's International Gymnastics Federation Parkour Freestyle World Cup ©Getty Images

Parkour veteran Dimitris Kyrsanidis of Greece failed to qualify for the speed run finals but made amends today in qualification for the men's FIG Parkour Freestyle World Cup.

Kyrsanidis was fourth of eight qualifiers for tomorrow's final, with Dutchman Luciano Balestra and Evgenii Aroian from Russia topping the charts with a score of 26.

French favourite Johan Tonnoir qualified third.

There was home delight as the Roller Freestyle Park World Cup podium was filled by a French contingent.

Jérémy Melique was the standout winner as he claimed a first FISE world competition triumph, amassing 90.25 points on his way to the top step on the rostrum.

Compatriots Yuma Baudoin and Roman Abrate had to settle for the minor medals, scoring 87.50 and 86.75 points, respectively.

Another all-French podium came in the veteran's wakeboard final.

Pierre Charpenet top-scored with 52.08, closely followed by Thomas Dubart on 51.88 points.

Eric Gouzou was third with 39.17 points.

Eighteen-year-old Victor Salmon from Thailand topped the leaderboard in the wakeboard pro semi-finals, making him a leading contender for tomorrow afternoon's final.

In the junior scooter freestyle park contest, Spain's Alex Pérez Ortuño scored 83 points to claim top honours.

A staggering medal haul for French competitors saw Victor Quessedaire and Nathan Di Giantommasso clinch silver and bronze, with 75.70 and 72.70 points on the board.