CISM 2018 Pentathlon Military World Championships: Khuraskina (RUS) wins second Women’s Individual title
Ekaterina Khuraskina of Russia maintained her impressive record at the CISM Military World Championships with a gold medal in the Women’s Individual event of the 46th instalment in Budapest (HUN).
Khuraskina (RUS) has stood on the podium every year since 2015, winning silver on two occasions. She won gold in 2016 in Warendorf (GER) and regained her title in Hungary after an intense battle with a number of elite athletes including two former world pentathlon champions.
Sarolta Kovacs (HUN), gold medallist at the 2016 UIPM Pentathlon World Championships, performed well with home advantage and claimed the silver medal.
Anna Maliszewska of Poland went one better than her 4th place of 2017 as she took home the bronze medal on the opening day of the championships (September 27-29).
It was an intriguing day of competition, and Gulnaz Gubaydullina of Russia, the 2017 world pentathlon champion, topped the standings in Swimming (2:06.41) and Laser Run (12:09).
A strong performance in Fencing was key to the overall success of her compatriot Khuraskina (RUS), who scored an exceptional 31V/6D.
Isabela Abreu (BRA) was the strongest performer in the Riding event.
The championships continue on September 28 with the Men’s Individual before the concluding Mixed Relay on September 29. A livestream of all disciplines will be available on CISM Hungary's website, for final days.