Germany's Junghaenel wins rifle gold

Henri Junghaenel of Germany walked away with a gold medal in his first Olympic Games on Friday by winning the 50 metre rifle prone event.

Having scraped into the finals in the last of eight positions, Henri Junghaenel established an early lead with several successive 10.8 shots, shy of the perfect 10.9.   -  Getty Images

Henri Junghaenel of Germany walked away with a gold medal in his first Olympic Games on Friday by winning the 50 metre rifle prone event.

Having scraped into the finals in the last of eight positions, the 28-year-old Junghaenel established an early lead with several successive 10.8 shots, shy of the perfect 10.9.

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Kim Jonghyun, 31, of South Korea, won his second Olympic silver with a perfect 10.9 shoot-off with Russia's Kirill Grigoryan, who took the bronze.

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Junghaenel finished with a 209.5, 1.3 points over Kim, but shy of his 2013 world record finals score of 211.2.

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