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Shooter Klimov sets world record at Olympics

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Aug. 03, 2012 15:57
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Russia's Alexei Klimov talks with Olympic news service reporters after qualifying for the final in the men's 25-meter rapid fire pistol event, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London.
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LONDON — Alexei Klimov of Russia became the second shooter at the London Olympics to set a world record on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 25-meter rapid fire pistol with 592 points.

That total beat his own mark from 2006 by one point.

Earlier, Sergei Martynov of Belarus beat the 12-year-old world record in 50-meter 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 25-meter rapid fire pistol, is after his first gold medal.

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