Britain's Georgina Harland, Mhairi Spence and Katy Livingstone took the team silver medal at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships.
Harland, who won a bronze medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004, finished seventh after climbing 16 places with a strong cross country run.
Spence and Livingstone finished 12th and 18th in Guatemala City.
Marta Dziadura of Poland took the individual gold ahead of Viktoria Tereschuk of Ukraine.
"We came here to win a medal and we've done that," said Harland.
"We're a new team and so gold in the Europeans and silver in the world championships is great in our first year together."