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Oteiza was between the highest qualifiers two days before in the Hungarian city, so it was expected to be in dispute for the general win. Her test started extraordinarily when she outdid the fencing standings before 6th position on the swimming occasion.
The French female attained a 17th position in the riding categories, the results giving her an advantage heading into the laser-run discipline. She completed the event in a time of 12min 39.56sec, enough to secure the overall title with a point’s tally of 1,366.
Britain’s Kate French rose three places in the laser run to end as the silver medalist with 1,357 points. She ended forward of Hungary’s Sarolta Kovacs, who scored 1,348 to claim the bronze medal. Kovacs finished on the same score as her compatriot Tamara Alekszejev but settled the medal by crossing the line forward in the laser-run.
The men’s final is arranged to take position tomorrow. They started the day with a victory in the fencing before placing ninth in swimming and third in the riding. In the laser-run finale, they placed 16th to win the general name by nine points. Men’s world champion Valentin Belaud had to relax for mixed relay silver together with Elodie Clouvel.
The French shaped the most reliable results across the day but ultimately fell short. The French duo opened with 7th position in the fencing and followed up with 6th in swimming. A fifth place in riding kept them in the medal hunt and they secured silver by coming second in the laser-run to amass 1,454 points.
The bronze medal went to Belarusian pair Anastasiya Prokopenko and Ilya Palazkov on 1,448 points. The duo came 4th in fencing and 12th in the swim before a disappointing 15th place in riding saw them slip down the rankings. An astral effort looked Prokopenko and Palazkov win the laser-run and overhaul German pair Annika Schley and Fabian Liebig for bronze.