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SYDNEY 2000 SUMMER OLYMPICS | SPORT BY SPORT : SHOOTING

Debevec Wins on Record Day

September 23, 2000|Associated Press

Slovenia's top gun shot his way to a gold and two records.

Rajmond Debevec shot an Olympic-record 1,275.1 to win the men's 50-meter rifle three-position today at Sydney. Juha Hirvi of Finland won the silver with 1,270.5 and Harald Stenvaag of Norway took the bronze, scoring 1,268.6.

Debevec broke the finals mark of 1,273.9 set at the 1996 Games by France's Jean-Pierre Amat. Debevec also broke the qualifying record by shooting an 1,177 to advance to the eight-man finals.

Michael Anti of Winterville, N.C., finished in a three-way tie for ninth with a score of 1,164. The only other American in the field was Glenn Dubis of Bethel Park, Pa., who scored 1,160.0 to place 18th.

Meanwhile, Mykola Milchev of Ukraine won the gold medal in men's skeet with a score of 150. Petr Malek of the Czech Republic won the silver and Todd Graves of the U.S. the bronze.

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