Vietnam's Hoang captures gold in 10m air pistol

Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam won the Olympic gold medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event on Saturday, holding off the heavy crowd favourite, Felipe Wu of host country Brazil.

Xuan Vinh Hoang racked up a score of 202.5 in 20 shots.   -  Getty Images

Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam won the Olympic gold medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event on Saturday, holding off the heavy crowd favourite, Felipe Wu of host country Brazil.

The 41-year-old Vietnamese army member racked up a score of 202.5 in 20 shots, just 0.4 of a point ahead of Wu, a 24-year-old who is competing in his first Olympics. China's Pang Wei took the bronze.

Defending Olympic champion Jin Jong-oh of South Korea failed to recover from a poor start and finished fifth.

Jitu Rai crashes out of Olympic shooting final

India’s campaign in the Olympic shooting competition got off on a disappointing note with medal hope Jitu Rai finishing eighth in the men’s 10 metre Air Pistol event here on Saturday.

Jitu produced a string of poor shots for a total score of 78.7 and was the first to be eliminated from the eight-man final.