Men's qualification took place today in Cairo ©UIPM

Egypt’s Moutaz Mohamed and Mohamed Elgendy led men’s qualification at their home International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) World Cup in Cairo.

Mohamed and Elgendy both finished qualification with 1,190 points at the American University in Cairo.

Mohamed had finished sixth in the fencing event after recording 18 wins, before placing 15th in the swimming section.

He achieved the fifth-fastest time in the laser run of 10min 35.47sec to end a strong display in qualification.

Elgendy, the brother of Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Ahmed, was able to match the points total achieved by his compatriot.

His performance in qualification included eighth and ninth place finishes in the swimming and fencing events, respectively.

Elgendy’s laser run time of 10:31.88, the fourth fastest of qualification, helped him ease into the semi-final stage of competition.

France’s Valentin Belaud finished third in qualifying with a score of 1,183.

The Czech duo of Martin Vlach and Ondrej Polivka completed the top five on 1,181 and 1,174 respectively.

A total of 62 athletes took part in qualification, with the top-36 advancing to the semi-final stage of the event.

France's Valentin Belaud finished in the top three in qualification ©Getty Images
France's Valentin Belaud finished in the top three in qualification ©Getty Images

The World Cup is the first to use the revamped format, which will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Competition has been split into three phases, with qualifying, semi-finals and finals.

The women’s semi-final will be held tomorrow, with the men’s taking place the following day.

The finals for every discipline - which will be competed within a 90-minute segment - will be held on March 26.

This means every champion will be crowned inside two hours.

The mixed relay will be held on March 27.