LONDON: Belarus collected their first gold medal of the London Games when shooter Sergei Martynov won the men’s 50 metre prone rifle with a world record score. The 44-year-old scored 705.5 to finish ahead of Belgium’s Lionel Cox in second on 701.2 with Slovenia’s Rajmond Debevec third on 701. The mark bettered that of previous world record holder Germany’s Christian Klees, who scored 704.8 at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2012.
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