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Asian Games: China sets world record in men's 50m rifle prone team

AFP | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

China's shooter Liu Gang

INCHEON, South Korea - China broke the world record in the men's 50m rifle prone team event at the Asian Games shooting competition in Incheon on Thursday.

Zhao Shengbo, Lan Xing and Liu Gang shot a combined score of 1,876, surpassing the previous record of 1,873.6 by the French team of Cyril Graff, Michael Halluin and Valerian Sauveplane at the European championships in Croatia last year.

The win helped China avenge their loss to South Korea at the previous Asiad in Guangzhou four years ago. The Koreans won the silver with 1,869 points and Kazakhstan retained the bronze with 1,859.

The entire Chinese and Korean teams qualified for the eight-man individual final to be contested later on Thursday. Ezuan Nasir Khan of Malaysia and Attapon Uea Aree of Thailand are the other finalists.

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