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Turkish shooter Akgun bags first gold of Games

Baku, May 13, AZERTAC

Turkey's Omer Akgun claimed the first gold medal of the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games as he won the men's 10-metre air rifle final in Baku on Saturday.

The Turk, who finished second in the 2016 World Cup, scored an impressive 249.8 points to dominate a tightly-contested final.

He finished ahead of silver medalist Md Rabbi Hasan Munna of Bangladesh with 245.5 points while Uzbekistan's Sadkhan Sayfuddinov took the bronze with 224.1 points.

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