Yunusmetov claims men's 50m pistol gold at shooting World Cup 2009-04-19 14:52:28   Print

    BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Rashid Yunusmetov of Kazakhstan claimed the men's 50m pistol title at the ISSF World Cup here on Sunday.

    Yunusmetov, who took the silver in the World Cup here last year, shot a total score of 660.5 points, beating Pavol Kopp of Slovakiato the second place on 657.1.

    "I am happy to win, but my performance in the final was bad," said Yunusmetov, the Doha Asian Games runner-up who managed just 92.5 points in Sunday's final.

    Beijing Olympics bronze medalist Vladimir Isakov of Russia was third with 654.5 points while the fourth place went to China's Shi Xinglong, who won a shoot-off over Tanyu Kiriakov from Bulgaria.

Editor: Xiong Tong
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