Second gold for Swiss shooters

Fribourg's Norbert Sturny has added another medal to Switzerland's tally at the world shooting championships in Lahti, Finland.

This content was published on July 12, 2002 - 17:20

Sturny took the gold in a tightly-contested 300-metre prone final.

The Swiss marksman finished the final with the same points total (597) as four other competitors but was awarded first place after registering a perfect 100 in the final round.

Sturny's gold is Switzerland's second at the championships following an earlier triumph by Marcel Bürge in the 50-metre rifle, three positions discipline.

The Swiss also have a silver medal from senior competition, thanks to the efforts of Estelle Preti in the women's 300-metre prone, as well as two further medals from the junior section.

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