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Shooter Klimov sets world record at Olympics

Friday - 8/3/2012, 9:07am  ET

By ERIC WILLEMSEN
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - Alexei Klimov of Russia became the second shooter at the London Olympics to set a world record Friday as he qualified for the final of the 25-meter rapid fire pistol with 592 points, beating his own best mark from 2006 by one point.

Earlier, Sergei Martynov of Belarus beat the 12-year-old world record in 50M rifle prone by 0.7 points, winning gold with a final score of 705.5 points.

World champion Klimov, who is the world's top-ranked shooter in the 25M rapid fire pistol, is after his first gold medal.


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