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Ruslan Lunev best again in 25m Pistol Lapua European Cup in Estonia

The weather has been even tropical during the 25m Pistol Lapua European Cup in Männiku Shooting Centre in Estonia. The last competition 25m Standard Pistol was a high level competition like it was yesterday.

Azerbaijan Ruslan Lunev shot an excellent 581 result, which is only three points less than the World Record shot by Erich Buljung (USA) 38 years ago. By the way, Ruslan Lunev was not yet born in that time. Ruslan is now 31 years young.

- I must admit that my hand was shaking when I was shooting the last series, smilled Lunev.

That’s true, while Lunev shot only 45 points result in to the last series. He admitted thinking the World Record result just before the last serie. Lunev is participating in Tokyo Olympics and shooting there 25m Rapid Fire Pistol and 10m Air Pistol Men competitions. The shooting in Olympics will start on 24th of July with 10m Air Pistol Women and Men.

The top two medalists were same as yesterday, while Silver Medal winner was Estonian Peeter Olesk. Peeter Olesk shot 575. The Bronze medal winner was Latvian Lauris Strautmanis (573).

Latvian Team was the winner of team competition with result 1706. The team consisted of Lauris Strautmanis (573), Emils Vasemanis (570) and Emests Erbs (563). France won silver (1696) and Estonia 1 was third (1667), Finland fourth (1645).

Risto Aarrekivi

Photos: Marko Leppä

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