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Israeli sharpshooter wins World Cup silver
Olympic team member Sergey Richter takes second place in London championship

Israeli sharpshooter Sergey Richter won the silver medal in the 2012 Shooting World Cup held in London Saturday.

 

Richter won 701.1 points and was a mere half a point from winning the gold.

 

The win also represents a personal record for the 23-year-old from Raanana.

 


סרגיי ריכטר על דוכן המנצחים (צילום: יאיר דבידוביץ')

Richter (L) on the podium (Photo: Yair Davidevitch) 

 

Richter scored 597 points out of a possible 600 in the early 10-meter air rifle standing competition. But after scoring a perfect 100 points in his first two final sets, he missed a shot and scored 99 points in the third.

 

His fourth set was perfect, but his fifth left him at a disadvantage. Still, once in the finales Richter was able to add 104.1 points to his score and win the silver medal.

 

Frenchman Edmond Piasecki won the gold medal.

 

Two other Israelis competed on Saturday as well: Lior Madlal, who scored 588 points and was ranked 57th; and Amy Ben-Heffer, who scored 577 points and was ranked 82nd.

 

 

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