After seemingly struggling to adjust to life post-Olympic Games, with results no favouring the 23-year-old so far this season, Murray was back on form in Kaohsiung to amass an impressive haul of 2136 points to ensure she will start the run/shoot event 15 seconds ahead of her nearest rival, Russia’s Donata Rimsaite who was the Group’s best fencer.
Starting tomorrow’s combined in third place, 19 seconds behind Murray, will be Sarolta Kovacs, after the Hungarian third place finish in the pool put her third overall.
Fourth in the provisional standings is Poland’s Oktawia Nowacka with China’s Qian Chen just behind her in fifth. Both equalled Murray’s tally of 904 points in the fencing event.
Leila Gyenesei’s recorded the fourth fastest time overall in the swim to place her 6th, making it another Hungarian in the Top 10. Czech Republic’s Natalie Dianova is 7th overall after also putting in a strong swim.
Melanie McCann of Canada’s haul of 880 points in the fence and 1104 in the pool put her 8th in the provisional standings whilst World No.3 Ganna Buriak of Ukraine and Minji Choi of Korea make up the final two places in the top 10.
The Women compete again tomorrow in the combined to decide who will move into Friday’s Final with the competition schedule having been altered due to heavy winds caused by Typhoon Trami