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Nekounam Takes First Gold

Nekounam Takes First Gold Nekounam Takes First Gold

At the 52nd ISSF World Championship in Changwon, South Korea, Amir Mohammad Nekounam of Iran won a gold medal in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior final. 
For the young Iranian shooter, it was the second medal of the competition, as he previously took silver in the 10m Air Rifle Men Junior event.
According to the official website of the world event, Nekounam, 20, battled fiercely with Hungary’s 18-year-old Zalan Pekler -- holder of the highest qualification score with 1169 points -- moving into the 1st place with two fantastic 5-shot series in the standing position and then maintaining the lead with five strong shots.

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