The talented German showed his mettle with his pistol, holding off the challenge of Great Britain’s Joseph Choong on the last two laps of the course to take the 2013 title.
The Brit, who took the European Youth A bronze last month and recorded the Men’s Final’s second fastest time in the pool at 2:00.68, had to settle for silver. Having begun the combined from seventh on the starting grid, Woongate Jun of Korea took bronze.
A third fastest time in the run/shoot event saw Hungary’s Krisztian Strobl score 4520 points to finish fourth overall whilst his compatriot Gergo Bruckmann’s fifth place ensured they took the Team trophy. From pole position, Russia’s Alexander Lifanov went on to finish sixth.
The reigning European Youth A Champion from France Brice Loubet was the quickest man across the course with a blistering time of 11:11.68 and was finished seventh in the end after having started way back from the leaders after coming 46th in the fence and 31st in the swim.
Tomorrow is Culture day in Wuhan before the athletes make their way back to the arena for the Men and Women’s Relays on Sunday 11 August