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Campriani wins 1st World Cup shooting title

Niccolo Campriani of Italy dominated by almost 10 points in winning his first World Cup title in 50-meter Rifle 3 Positions on the London Olympic shooting range on Saturday.

Matt Emmons of the United States, an Athens Olympic champion, won the silver, and Serhiy Kulish of Ukraine won the bronze on his last shot.

Campriani, the world 10m air rifle champion, finished qualifying with a six-point advantage and extended it in the eight-man final. He qualified with 1179 and shot 99.2 — including once in the seven ring — in the cold, rainy final for a 1278.2 total.

Campriani paid tribute to his training partner Emmons, who scored 1268.7.