Russia won both speed events in China ©IFSC

Britain's Shauna Coxsey made it a hat-trick of International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Bouldering World Cup wins this season by triumphing in Chongqing.

After winning the first two events of the season in Kazo and Meiringen, Coxey was similarly impressive in the Chinese city.

She beat Japan's Akiyo Noguchi into silver with another Japanese climber, Miho Nonaka, taking bronze.

In the men's bouldering event, Japan's Tomoa Narasaki claimed the first World Cup gold of his career, finishing ahead of Germany's Jan Hojer and Jongwon Chon of South Korea respectively.

Chongqing also hosted the first Speed World Cup events of the season, with Russia winning both gold medals.

The IFSC World Cup season continued in Chongqing
The IFSC World Cup season continued in Chongqing ©IFSC

Dmitrii Timofeev took the men's title as he beat Czech Libor Hroza.

Danyil Boldyrev of Ukraine did enough for bronze by beating Marcin Dzienski of Poland.

In the women's event, current record holder and top-ranked Iuliia Kaplina triumphed by climbing one-and-a-half seconds quicker than Klaudia Buczek of Poland in the final.

Aleksandra Rudzinska, another Russian, slipped past Purnamasari Ita Triana of Indonesia for bronze.

Climbing is one of five sports - along with baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding and surfing - to be recommended for inclusion at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

If climbing is selected by the International Olympic Committee at its Session in Rio de Janeiro in August, bouldering and lead and speed combined will be the two disciplines contested.

A total of 40 climbers would take part at the Games.