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Monday, August 16, 2004
Olympic mark also set in men's rifle

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Suzanne Balogh of Australia pulled away from the field to win the gold medal Monday in trap shooting.

Balogh finished with 88 points after making 22 of 25 shots in the final round. Maria Quintanal of Spain took the silver with an 84. South Korea's Lee Bo-na made 23 shots -- the most of any finalist -- to finish at 83 and win the bronze.

American Collyn Loper of Birmingham, Ala., moved into medal position by making her first 13 shots of the finals. But she missed four of her next seven and finished a shot behind Lee in fourth place.

In the 10-meter men's rifle event, Zhu Qinan of China won the gold medal with a world-record score of 702.7.

Zhu scored 702.7, topping the mark of 702.5 set by American Jason Parker in 2003.

Zhu's 599 in the qualifying round set an Olympic record. Silver medalist Li Jie of China (598) and Abhinav Bindra of India (597) also surpassed the previous mark of 596, set by Austria's Wolfram Waibel in Atlanta in 1996.