BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: September 8, 2019 – Laser Run was designed as a stepping stone to the Olympic Modern Pentathlon and the two worlds met during the final day of competition at the UIPM 2019 Laser Run World Championships.
It was Mixed Relay day in Budapest and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist, Oktawia Nowacka of Poland, teamed up with Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier Lukasz Gutkowski to become world champions.
The Polish duo defeated the local favourites, 2019 individual champions Kamilla Reti and Richard Bereczki of Hungary, by 5.78sec in the Senior Mixed Relay while Sondos Aboubakr and Ahmed Hamed of Egypt won the bronze medal.
There was a second gold medal of the week for Blanka Guzi (HUN) in the Junior Mixed Relay, alongside Csaba Bohm.
Egypt (Amira Kandil & Mohanad Shaban) won silver and Portugal (Sara Antunes & Eduardo Oliveira) took the bronze.
Host nation Hungary won six medals on the final day, three golds and three silver, while Egypt managed the same total (three gold, one silver, two bronze).
There were golds for Great Britain, France, South Africa and Denmark.
All results from the UIPM 2019 Laser Run World Championships are available here.