South Korea won mixed relay gold on the final day of the UIPM Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships ©UIPM

South Korea's Seo Chang-wan and Kim Sehee won the gold medals in the pentathlon mixed team relay on the final day of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) World Pentathlon and Laser Run Championships in Cairo in Egypt.

Seo and Kim led heading into the laser run after a victory in fencing and maximum points in riding, while finishing close to the front in swimming.

They maintained their lead to cross the line first in the competition and finish with 1432 points, followed by Belarus' Ilya Palazkov and Anastasiya Prokopenko for the silver medal.

Patrick Dogue and Rebecca Langrehr of Germany narrowly held off Ukrainian pair Pavlo Tymoshchenko and Iryna Khokhlova.

Lithuania's Dovidas Vaivada and Ieva Serapinaite finished fifth with Italians Valerio Grasselli and Beatrice Mercuri, who were second with the laser run to go, ended in sixth.

"This is the last competition before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games so today makes us very, very happy," Kim said. 

"The Korea team is doing very nicely."

In the laser run mixed relay competition, Maya Mohammed and Muhammed Husam gave the hosts the gold medal in a time of 12min 47.76sec.

Finishing in second place nearly three minutes behind were Afghanistan's Habiba Qasemi and Ramin Ahmadi on 15:29.98, just holding off the Germans Vera Oettinger and Pierre Jander by five seconds, who won the bronze.