Bouldering qualification was the focus of attention in Nanjing, with Britain's Shauna Coxsey, pictured, topping the women's competition ©Getty Images

Britain’s Shauna Coxsey continued her impressive start to the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup season by topping qualification in Nanjing.

The defending World Cup champion currently tops the women’s bouldering standings after the first two events of the season, which took place at Meiringen in Switzerland and Chongqing in China.

Coxsey would impress during qualification at the second successive event on Chinese soil, climbing to the top of the standings in her heat.

The second heat saw the United States’ Megan Mascarenas finish in first place, comfortably securing a place in tomorrow’s semi-finals.

Tomoa Narasaki of Japan and Latvia’s Rolands Rugens finished at the top of men’s qualification standings.

Narasaki will be hoping to improve on his performance last weekend when he finished in second place in the final after winning qualification.

The World Cup is the second straight event in China ©IFSC
The World Cup is the second straight event in China ©IFSC

Competition will draw to a close tomorrow with bouldering and speed events being contested.

Live streaming will be available on the IFSC homepage and YouTube channels.

The IFSC have hailed the successful live streaming of the Chongqing event, which marked the first time they had provided the service from an event in China.