The ELEY team were especially excited today with two .22 medals to be awarded, the first event to watch was the Men's 50m Prone Rifle. The ELEY team were especially excited today with two .22 medals to be awarded, the first event to watch was the Men's 50m Prone Rifle . The conditions on the 50m range today were very unpredictable with a moderate wind blowing through causing the flags to swirl in all directions. One shooter judged the conditions perfectly, Sergi Martynov didn't drop a shot and equalled the Olympic qualifying record with a score of 600. The only other two shooters to make it cleanly through to the finals were Belgium's Cox and Slovenia's Debevec. The further 5 final places went to a shoot off with 9 shooters, with a qualifying score of 595. The finalists were Martynov Sergei, Cox Lionel, Debevec Rajmond, Brodmeier Daniel, Han Jinseop, Campriani Niccolo, Karmakar Joydeep and Durkovic Boian. It was clear from the start that Martynov was well ahead and the 44 year old from Belarus kept his cool until the end. Martynov won the London 2012 Gold medal, equalled the Olympic qualifying score and set a New Olympic Finals World record with a total score of 705.5. There was a battle for silver and bronze between Cox and Debevec but in the end it was 1st time Olympian Cox took silver and 8th time Olympian Debevec who won bronze adding to his previous 2 Olympic medals.
New Olympic Record and more ELEY Medal success
This entry was posted on 3rd August 2012.