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2012 Olympics, Men's 50M Rifle Prone Final: Belarus Shooter Sergei Martynov Sets WR, Claims Gold Medal

Southern California native Michael McPhail was looking to take home a medal in the men's 50M rifle prone final, but unfortunately for the U.S. it was Sergei Martynov of Belarus who would take home the gold after setting a new world record at the London Games on Friday, his first gold in six olympic games.

Martynov became the second shooter in Olympic history to score the maximum 600 points in qualification and finished with a total of 705.5 points, beating the 12-year-old record set by Germany's Christian Klees by just 0.7 points.

the 44-year old Martynov has now shot the perfect 600 six times - more than any other shooter. He shot his first at a World Cup event in Munich, Germany in 1997. He first copeted in the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul.

Belgium's Lionel Cox trailed by 4.3 points to take home the silver while Rajmond Debevec of Slovenia to home the bronze.

As for McPhail, he shot 595 to finished tied for fourth place.

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