Shooter Pejcic sets world record at Rio 2016 test event

Rio de Janeiro, April 23 (IANS) Croatian shooter Snjezana Pejcic broke the women’s 50 metre rifle 3 positions world record en route to the gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro stage of the World Cup.

Pejcic set a new mark of 594 points in the qualifying round before posting 458.8 points in the medal match to beat Germany’s Barbara Engleder by 3.2 points here on Friday, reports Xinhua.

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Mongolia’s Nandinzaya Gankhuyag finished third with 443.3 points.

The competition is also serving as a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics, but Pejcic said she is not yet thinking about returning to Rio in August.

“The Olympics are still far away, I need to focus on the next two World Cup stages in Munich and Baku,” she said.

“The Games are a completely different story.”

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