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Leuris Pupo wins pistol gold medal

Updated: August 3, 2012, 12:39 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Leuris Pupo earned his first major championship and gave Cuba its first shooting gold medal at an Olympics, winning the 25-meter rapid fire pistol at the London Games on Friday.

Pupo scored 34 shots in the final, beating silver medalist Vijay Kumar of India by four shots. His only previous victory was at a World Cup event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1998. At the past three Olympics, he finished ninth, eighth and seventh.

"I can't believe it, but it's true," Pupo said. ...

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