21 bouts won with the epée got him 1096 points while his time of 2:01:05 in the swim made sure he topped the Men’s Qualification Group A leaderboard ahead of his 23-year-old compatriot Bence Demeter.
Slovakia’s Jan Szalay made sure he was in third with 2232 points to his name after a second place finish in the fence. Peter Tobilya made it a third Hungarian in the provisional top five. Russian’s Dmitry Lukach is six overall whilst the faster swimmer in the Group, Great Britain’s James Cooke, with the impressive time of 1:55:18, is seventh.
The Combined event begins at 15:00 local time.