Martynov wins Olympic rifle prone, sets record
Thursday, August 2, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Sergei Martynov of Belarus set a world record in the men's 50-meter rifle prone and won the gold medal Friday at the London Olympics.
Martynov became the second shooter in Olympic history to score the maximum 600 points in qualification, and went on to score a total of 705.5 points, beating the 12-year-old best from Germany's Christian Klees by 0.7.
Lionel Cox of Belgium won silver for his first medal at a major competition and Rajmond Debevec of Slovenia took bronze.