Nanjing is set to host the third World Cup of the season ©IFSC

Nanjing is poised to stage the third event of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup, completing back-to-back competitions in China.

Two-days of action will begin tomorrow and end on Sunday (April 30), coming fresh from last weekend’s competition in Chongqing.

Leading climbers will be looking to boost their rankings in speed and bouldering, with proceedings getting underway with qualification tomorrow.

Russia’s Aleksei Rubtsov currently heads the men’s bouldering standings, despite finishing in third place last weekend.

The women’s standings are led by Britain’s Shauna Coxsey, the defending World Cup champion.

Russia’s Vladislav Deulin and Iuliia Kaplina top the men’s and women’s speed standings respectively, with the latter having achieved a world record time en route to victory last weekend.

Sport climbing was part of the Sports Lab at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, with its inclusion promoting the sport to the public and International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Bouldering and speed events will be contested over two days ©IFSC
Bouldering and speed events will be contested over two days ©IFSC

The inclusion aided the sport's efforts to be included on the Olympic programme and achieved the feat last year, when the IOC Session confirmed the sport climbing for Tokyo 2020.

The World Cup will be the second consecutive event to be live streamed on the IFSC’s YouTube channel.

Coverage will be available on the IFSC homepage on April 30, when the semi-finals and finals will take place.

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.

Meiringen in Switzerland hosted the opening World Cup event earlier this month.