Gubaydullina (RUS) and Demeter (HUN) savour individual gold at CISM 2021 Military World Championships
The new military world champions are Gulnaz Gubaydullina of Russia and Bence Demeter of Hungary – and they had to overcome a lot of quality opposition to claim the individual crowns.
On day three of the CISM 2021 Military World Championships in Drzonkow (POL), Demeter (HUN) made up for the disappointment of his non-selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by keeping his nerve to claim gold in a tense finale.
Jean-Baptiste Mourcia of France made up 13 places in the Laser Run to win the silver medal ahead of bronze medallist Gergo Bruckmann (HUN).
Twenty-four hours later, two-time Olympian and 2017 world champion Gubaydullina (RUS) came from behind in Laser Run to claim the title ahead of silver medallist Ieva Serapinaite of Lithuania and bronze medallist Oktawia Nowacka of Poland.
The Category A Modern Pentathlon competition is taking place for the first time in three years and marks the first gathering of military pentathletes since the CISM Military World Games in Wuhan (CHN) in October 2019.
As ever, the standard of the competition is incredibly high with many of the world’s leading athletes taking part.
All results can be viewed at the UIPM website.