Carlo Macchini is in search of his second consecutive FIG World Cup gold medal ©Getty Images

Ukrainian wonderkid Daniela Batrona produced a shock performance on the second day of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup in Baku to top the standings.

The 15-year-old Batrona was joined at the top of the women's balance beam qualifying standings by Germany's Sarah Voss with 13.433 points while Carolann Heduit of France posted a score of 13.333 to take third.

It was a remarkable performance from Batrona who scored a difficulty rating of 5.5 to compliment her 7.933 for execution.

Júlia Soares of Brazil was the deserved leader in the women's floor exercise after posting a score of 13.233 as she is in hot pursuit of her first World Cup medal.

The 16-year-old Pan American champion was followed by Hungary's five-time World Cup winner Dorina Böczögő on 13.000 points and Dildora Aripova of Uzbekistan with 12.633 who also qualified for the final as they finished inside the top eight.

Silver medallist at the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples, Nariman Kurbanov of Kazakhstan, led the way in the men's pommel horse qualifier.

The 24-year-old was awarded 14.466 points for his display, beating Frenchman Cyril Tommasone on 14.400 points and Edoardo de Rosa of Italy on 14.233.

Italy's Carlo Macchini is in a promising position to secure his second World Cup gold medal of the year following his success in Cairo.

He topped the horizontal bar qualifying stage with 14.300 points from Lithuanian Robert Tvorogal and Alexander Myakinin of Israel on 14.233.

Myakinin attempted the highest difficulty score of the round on 6.1 but could not capitalise fully.

The men's vault saw World Championships bronze medallist Andrey Medvedev of Israel lead the way on 14.833 points.

Jake Jarman of Britain and Ukraine's Nazar Chepurnyi made up the top three with 14.699 and 14.649 points, respectively.

The action continues tomorrow with the finals of the men's floor, parallel bar and rings as well as the women's vault and uneven bars.