LONDON - Shooter Leuris Pupo of Cuba won the first major championship of his career Friday by earning the gold medal in 25-meter rapid fire pistol at the London Olympics.
Pupo, whose only previous victory came at a World Cup event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1998, scored 34 shots in the final to beat silver medalist Vijay Kumar of India by four shots. Ding Feng of China won bronze with 27 points.
Alexei Klimov of Russia set a world record in qualification but was eliminated in the final after six of the eight series under the new competition format for 25-meter rapid fire pistol.
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