Ukraine claimed the gold medal in the men's relay ©Getty Images

Ukraine's Vladyslav Chekan and Yuriy Kovalchuk claimed gold in the men's relay on the second day of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) Junior World Championships in Alexandria in Egypt.

The Ukrainian duo made a strong start to the competition, winning the swimming leg.

Heading into the concluding laser-run, Belarus and Ukraine were tied on 872 points after both sides won an event each.

Belarus' Uladzislau Nestserau and Maksim Maruk won the equestrian round and posted the second-best fencing score to be neck-and-neck with the Ukrainians.

Egypt's Eiad El Kashef and Mohammed Elgendy went into the final stage 10 points behind, following a win in fencing.

Ukraine cross the line first to win gold and finish on 1,445 points.

Nestserau and Maruk were second, on 1,436.

Hungarians Andras Gall and Bence Viczian had started 20 seconds behind the Egyptians, but leapfrogged them to finish third - just six points off the silver medal.

Six different nations have won the six medals on offer across the first two days of competition in Egypt.

Women's qualification is scheduled tomorrow.