Eliska Adamovska is an IFSC World Cup winner for the first time ©IFSC/Jan Virt

Eliska Adamovska earned a first-ever International Sport Climbing Federation (IFSC) World Cup win in Briançon and Stefano Ghisolfi recorded his first in almost three years.

Ghisolfi of Italy scored 42+ in the men's lead final to take the gold, having also topped the standings in the semi-final.

That meant Ghisolfi was the last athlete to take to the wall in front of 5,000 fans at the French resort, and knew what he need to do to win.

Russian Dmitrii Fakirianov was second, on 39+, and Czech Martin Stranik third with 37+.

Ghisolfi already had two second-place finishes in lead World Cups this season, and his victory denied American Sean Bailey a hat-trick of wins.

Bailey was fourth.

Stefano Ghisolfi now has six IFSC World Cup victories ©IFSC/Jan Virt
Stefano Ghisolfi now has six IFSC World Cup victories ©IFSC/Jan Virt

In the women's lead event, Adamovska - a first-time World Cup finalist - secured the all-important 36th hold to earn the gold medal and push American rising star Natalia Grossman into second place.

Grossman scored 35+ - narrowly missing out on a third World Cup win of the season, but collecting a seventh podium finish.

Slovenia's former youth world champion Vita Lukan was third - also her maiden World Cup podium - will all three podium finishers 20 years old.

While Adamovska had never won a World Cup event before, she is the reining European bronze medallist in the combined discipline.

It is the combined discipline that will be contested when sport climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 on August 3.