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Sports Will Shaner of U.S. sets Olympic record winning gold in 10-meter air rifle competition

11:37  25 july  2021
11:37  25 july  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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TOKYO — Will Shaner, 20, held off Chinese shooters Haoran Yang (229.4) and Lihao Sheng (250.9) and set an Olympic record and secured a gold medal with a final round score of 251.6 in the men’s 10m air rifle.

a man holding a gun: William Shaner competes in the men's 10-meter air rifle competition. © Grace Hollars, USA TODAY Sports William Shaner competes in the men's 10-meter air rifle competition.

Teammate Lucas Kozeniesky finished sixth (165.0). The American duo combined to finish No. 2 and No. 3 heading into the eight-man final at Asaka Shooting Range on Sunday.

Shaner, a University of Kentucky shooter, finished second in the NCAA air rifle individual championship and won gold with the Wildcats during his sophomore year and did the same during his junior season.

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