Gulnaz Gubaydullina will hope for a second straight World Cup win ©Getty Images

Kecskemét is poised to stage the third event of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) World Cup season.

Qualification will be the focus of the first two days of competition in Hungary, with the women’s field competing tomorrow.

Men’s qualification will take place the following day.

France’s Elodie Clouvel and Russia’s reigning world champion Gulnaz Gubaydullina have triumphed in the women’s events so far this season.

France’s Christopher Patte topped the podium in the opening men’s competition of the season.

The second event was won by South Korea’s Lee Jihun in Los Angeles.

Qualification will take place over the next two days ©UIPM
Qualification will take place over the next two days ©UIPM

They will seek repeat performances in Hungary, with the finals set to take place over the weekend.

The women’s final will be held on Friday (May 4), with the men’s taking place the following day.

Competition will draw to a close on Sunday (May 6), when the mixed team relay competition is held.