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World champion wins 10m air pistol

August 15, 2004 15:31 IST
Ukraine's Olena Kostevych won the gold medal in the women's 10-metres air pistol competition on Sunday after outduelling Jasna Sekaric of Serbia and Montenegro in a shoot-off.

Kostevych, the world champion, had started the finals in eighth place after a disappointing qualifying round before steadily working her way towards the top of the field in the finals.

She moved into the lead on the penultimate shot but was caught again by Sekaric, who had the best qualifying round, on the final round, forcing the one-shot shoot-off.

Maria Grozdeva of Bulgaria also showed nerves of steel by winning the bronze medal following a shoot-off for third place with China's Ren Jie.

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