Qualification was the focus of the opening day in Xiamen ©IFSC

France's Bassa Mawem and Russia's Iulila Kaplina topped qualification in the men's and women's speed events at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup in Xiamen, China.

The final World Cup of the season will see the men's speed title claimed, with Ukraine's Danyil Boldyrev the current leader.

He is attempting to hold off competition from Iran's Reza Alipourshenzandifar Mawem and the Russian duo Dmitrii Timofeev and Aleksandr Shilov.

Mawem sought to increase the pressure on Boldyrev, as the Frenchman achieved a time of 5.700 seconds to finish top of qualifying.

Indonesia's Aspar Jaelolo was second, while Alipourshenzandifar showed his form by ending in third place.

Boldyrev ended qualifying in sixth place, which could give him a challenging path to victory tomorrow.

Anouck Jaubert has already clinched the women's speed title and the French athlete was among the top qualifiers today.

She produced a time of 7.860 in the women's event with only Russia's Kaplina faster in 7.600.

Slovenia's Janja Garnbret, who has already sealed the series lead title, was one of three climbers to achieve two tops in qualification today.

South Korea's Jain Kim and Japan's Akiyo Noguchi also achieved the feat.

Garnbret could clinch the women's overall series title tomorrow.

Austria's Jakob Schubert, who leads the men's overall series, was one of seven climbers to achieve two tops today in qualifying.

The World Cup will conclude tomorrow.