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Russian Shooter Shamakov Wins First Gold Medal of 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: RUSSIAN SHOOTER SHAMAKOV WINS FIRST GOLD MEDAL OF 3RD SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018

DATE: 7 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Russian

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The first gold medal of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 went to Russian shooter Grigorii Shamakov when he won the 10m air rifle men’s competition at Sarmiento Park on Sunday.

Shamakov, who is 18, claimed gold with a final score of 249.2 points. He said: “I didn’t have the best start but I was able to keep calm and improve. I had a plan to prepare to win the gold medal and I’m very happy that I have managed to achieve that.”

Shahu Mane from India took silver with 247.5, while Aleksa Mitrovic of Serbia won bronze after going agonisingly close to the Indian shooter’s score, with a difference of only 0.1 in the penultimate round.

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