Sports: China’s Hui Niching sets a world record in Olympics shooting event


China’s Hui Zicheng set a world record to win the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions gold medal at the ISSF World Cup stage in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

China’s Hui Zicheng, right, aims the targets during the men’s 50m Rifle 3 positions final at he ISSF World Cup stage in Rio de Janeiro.

Hui survived a late challenge from the USA’s Matthew Emmons to register a final score of 463.7 points, beating the previous record set by Russia’s Nazar Louginetsin in 2014.

Emmons pocketed silver with 461.6 points while China’s Zhu Qinan clinched the bronze medal with 451.2 points.

Hui’s victory took China’s medal tally at the Rio 2016 Olympic test event to seven (two gold, two silver and three bronze), making them the most successful team of the 10-day competition, which concluded on Sunday. Read More

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