Joe Choong is into the semi-finals of the UIPM World Cup ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Joe Choong from Britain and South Korea's Jun Woong-tae are successfully through to the semi-finals of the men's competition at the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) World Cup in Ankara, following qualification today.

Jun was one of three pentathletes to top the standings with 1,173 points, having topped the qualification Group A.

Italian Giuseppe Mattia Parisi and Brazil's Danilo Fagundes scored the same to ensure progression to the semi-finals.

Bence Kardos of Hungary and three-time UIPM World Cup Final winner Valentin Paredes of France qualified fourth and fifth.

The other top 10 qualifiers were Stefano Frezza of Italy, Seo Chang-wan of South Korea, Mohamed Elgendy of Egypt, Germany's Pele Uibel and Csaba Bohm of Hungary.

Jun Woongtae topped qualification in Ankara ©Getty Images
Jun Woongtae topped qualification in Ankara ©Getty Images

Choong was 10th in qualification Group A on 1,169.

Other notable qualifiers include South Korea's Jung Jin-hwa, Patrick Dogue of Germany, Hungarians Adam Marosi and Bence Demeter, Egypt's Elsam Hamad and Bugra Unal of Turkey.

The women's semi-finals are set for tomorrow, followed by the men's semi-finals on Friday (June 10).