China stripped of world record after shooter’s disqualification

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China stripped of world record after shooter's disqualificationIncheon:  The Chinese women’s shooting team Monday was stripped of the world record and the gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle event after the disqualification of one of its shooters here in the 17th Asian Games.

The Chinese trio of Yi Siling, Zhang Binbin and Wu Liuxi combined for 1253.8 points to win the team gold at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range, breaking the previous world record set by their own teammates last year by 0.1 point, the Games site reported.

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But Zhang later got disqualified for using unauthorised equipment for the event, costing her country the gold and the world record, which would have been the first from shooting at this Asiad in South Korea’s western port city of Incheon. No further details were immediately available.

Iran moved up from silver to gold with 1245.9 points, and South Korea grabbed silver with 1241.6. Singapore won bronze after getting 1241.1.

In the team component, the combined scores of three shooters for each country in the individual qualification round determine the medalists.