London, England (Sports Network) - Belarus' Sergei Martynov set a world record to win gold Friday in the men's 50-meter rifle prone event.
Martynov scored the maximum 600 points in qualifying, then posted a total of 105.5 points in the final to set a new world mark of 705.5.
The 44-year-old earned his first Olympic gold, but third medal overall. He won bronze in the event at the 2000 and '04 Summer Games.
"I am absolutely delighted," said Martynov. "This will mean everything to my country."
Belgian Lionel Cox earned silver with an overall score of 701.2, while Slovenian Rajmond Debevec was 0.2 points further behind to take bronze.
08/03 11:57:20 ET