Russia won the mixed relay to close the World Junior Championships ©UIPM/Twitter

Russia closed the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) Junior World Championships in Hungarian city Székesfehérvár with victory in the mixed team relay today.

Xeina Fralcova and Nikolai Matveev produced a comfortable winning score of 1,466 points after proving strongest in the fencing, swimming and riding sections.

They were only seventh quickest in the concluding run-shoot in a time of 11min 37.19sec but this was enough to ensure victory.

Home pair Eszter Varga and Gergely Regos clocked 11:28.78 in the run-shoot to withstand a French charge and finish second on 1,424.

Lisa Riff and Jean-Baptiste Mourcia had to settle for third just two points behind.

This was despite a quicker run-shoot of 11:21.41.

A proposal by the UIPM to add the mixed relay event to the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020 was rejected by the International Olympic Committee Executive Board in June.

Teams representing 17 different nations contested the competition today.