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China win another shooting gold with world record

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 17:06

China win another shooting gold with world record

Chinese marksman Zhu Qinan won the Olympic men's 10m air rifle gold medal today with a new world record.

Zhu amassed 702.7 points to take gold ahead of compatriot Li Jie in silver and Slovakia's Jozef Gonci, bronze.

The 19-year-old's overall total surpassed the previous best of 702.5 set by Jason Parker of the United States in June last year.

It was China's sixth gold medal of the games and third in the shooting competition.

China's Wang Yifu won the men's 10-metres air pistol on Saturday after Du Li had won the first gold medal of the Olympics with a victory in the women's 10-metre air rifle event.

Filed by James Boylan

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Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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