ISSF World Cup: Kim pockets prone gold on the last shot

ISSF World Cup: Kim pockets prone gold on the last shot

  
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Jonghyun Kim of Korea after winning gold medal in Men's 50m Rifle Prone. Photo: ISSF

2016 Rio Olympic silver medallist Kim Jonghyun of Korea claimed gold in the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone at the ISSF World Cup in Munich.

The 31-year-old rifle shooter secured the top place of the podium on the very last shot, as he fired a strong 10.7 to close the match with 248.3 points.

Kim finished just 0.1 point ahead of silver medallist Stian Bogar of Norway who scored 10.0 on his last shot to finish in second place with 248.2 points.

Interestingly both Kim and Bogar had never won an ISSF World Cup medal, before.

Austria’s Thomas Mathis, took today’s bronze with 227.1 points, collecting his second ISSF world cup medal of his career, the first one being a silver won here in Munich back in 2013.

Petr Nymbursky, from the Czech Republic, followed the medalists in 4th place with 205.7 points. The Czech athlete led the match through the first five shots, then slid down in second after the tenth shot, moved back in the lead after shot 12, and eventually landed in fourth place as he fired a 9.9 on his 20th and last shot.

The only German finalist, Maximilian Dallinger, making his first appearance in an ISSF World Cup, took the 5th place with 184.5 points. First-time finalists Remi Moreno Flores (FRA) and James Daly (AUS) followed him taking 6th and 7th place with 163.2 and 143.0 points, respectively.

Sydney 2000’s Olympic silver medalist and thirteen-times ISSF World Cup medalist Torben Grimmel of Danmark, was the first to be eliminated after shot 12 in the final match, placing in 8th with 121.4 points.

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