It was thrilling contest, demonstrating the razor-sharp competitiveness of the top ranking marksmen, who belong to the world rifle shooting elite, and the winning score was one point from the current military world record.
“I grew a little nervous near the end, and tried not to think about being in the world championships: just concentrated on scoring maximum points, and it went well enough for a gold medal,” explained the winner, Marcel Bürge.
After gold medallist Bürge, US participant Jason Parker came second on 587 points, followed by Robert Markoja, Slovenia, 585 points.
Today's shooting was a final, with yesterday's team event as the qualifying round. Two Swedes were among the 54 starters in the final.
The Swedish contestants finished in 26th and 50th place respectively. Mikael Olofsson scored 574 points and Christer Jonasson 548 points .