Tokyo: European champion Jean Quiquampoix won the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol gold at the Tokyo Olympics here on Monday.
With a three-hit advantage in hand, the Rio silver medalist made 34 hits to beat Cuba’s London 2012 champion Leuris Pupo, and tied the Olympic record by the 44-year-old Cuban.
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China’s Li Yuehong survived the shootoff against South Korea’s Han Dae-yoon and took the bronze.
The match saw title favorites ousted in early stage, with China’s reigning world champion Lin Junmin the first to quit after a stumble start, followed by defending champion Christian Reitz of Germany.