Ai Ueda of Japan won the ITU World Cup event in Lima ©World Triathlon

Ai Ueda of Japan continued her recent good form with victory at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup event in Lima.

Ueda completed the Playa Agua Dulce course, used during the Pan American Games in August, in 59min 12sec. 

Her victory followed a gold medal at last week's World Cup event in front of a home crowd in Miyazaki, having also achieved a silver medal in Tongyeong last month. 

Ueda's two nearest opponents were close behind, with Yuliya Yelistratova of Ukraine taking the silver medal and Elizabeth Bravo of Ecuador bronze in the photo finish.

In the men's event, Manoel Messias of Brazil earned his first World Cup victory with a time of 52:30.

Messias had already enjoyed success on the same course, finishing with silver at the Pan American Games. 

Today, he held off challenges from second-placed Florin Salvisberg of Switzerland and third-placed Felix Duchampt, currently in the process of switching flags from France to Romania.

Both athletes finished in 52:32.

The next stop in the ITU World Cup is due to be Santo Domingo next Sunday (November 10).