Result: Niccolo Campriani wins 50m rifle gold

Result: Campriani wins 50m rifle gold
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Italy's Niccolo Campriani breaks an Olympic record on his way to gold in the 50m rifle three positions final.

Italy's Niccolo Campriani has won a gold medal in the men's 50m rifle three positions final this afternoon.

Campriani, who won a silver in the 10m rifle last week, took an almost unassailable lead of over five into the final round, and made no mistake by shooting a 9.0, giving him an Olympic record score of 1278.5 overall.

Team USA's Matthew Emmons suffered more heartbreak in the event having previously missed out on a medal in both 2004 and 2008, despite being in first position going into the final shot of both those events.

This time, he shot a 7.6 in the final round, while Korea's Kim Jonghyun shot a 10.4 to overtake him in second place and win silver, and Emmons at least picked up the bronze medal.

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