Elena Micheli of Italy, right, won the women's event at the Cairo World Cup ©Getty Images

Italian Elena Micheli and Christopher Patte of France took the women's and men's gold medals on the first International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) World Cup leg of the season in Cairo.

World silver medallist from 2019, Micheli finished with a total of 1,417 points to claim the title in Egypt, with her best result being second in swimming.

She was in the top-10 in the other events - eighth in fencing, sixth in riding and fourth in the laser run,

Only five points behind was Michelle Gulyas of Hungary, who ended the day well with third-place finishes in swimming and the laser run.

Britain's Emma Whitaker took the bronze medal, a fair distance behind with 1,384 points.

Despite finishing outside the top-10 in fencing and swimming, the Briton took third in riding and second in laser run to overtake fourth-placed Elodie Clouvel of France for the final spot on the podium.

Clouvel finished top of the standings in swimming, while Natalia Dominiak of Poland finished fifth, aided by a win in riding.

Sixth-placed Rebecca Langrehr of Germany topped the standings in fencing, while Britain's Jessica Varley moved up to 13th with the fastest laser run time.

Christopher Patte of France took the men's gold today in Egypt ©Getty Images
Christopher Patte of France took the men's gold today in Egypt ©Getty Images

Patte finished in front of the Hungarian pair Csaba Bohm and Balazs Szep for the men's gold with a total of 1,487.

The Frenchman's top performance was second in riding.

Bohm was third in both swimming and riding - as well as fourth in the laser run - but was down in 16th in fencing for a total of 1,481.

Szep was four more points back for the bronze medal, overtaking Italian Matteo Cicinelli with a victory in the laser run.

Cicinelli was first in swimming and second in fencing, but struggled on the laser run.

France's Valentin Belaud completed the top-five.

Emiliano Hernandez of Mexico was seventh after winning the riding section; while Egyptian Hamed Ahmed took the fencing victory, but struggled elsewhere, finishing 13th overall.