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Cuban shooter Pupo wins silver in Tokyo Olympics

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 2(ACN) London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Leurys Pupo went from strength to strength in the rapid fire pistol shooting at 25 meters from the target and was runner-up today in Tokyo, Japan, venue of the XXXII Modern Olympic Games.

Yuehong Li, from China, won bronze with 26 points.
With his great experience on his shoulders, Pupo finished the first phase of the final in second place, with 16 successful targets in three rounds of shooting, and then maintained the position, while eliminating rivals.

Along with Guillermo Alfredo Rodriguez (shotgun skeet shooting specialist), Pupo is the Cuban who has participated in the most Olympic Games, with six, in which he has always been among the top nine.

In Tokyo, the other Cuban in the competition, Jorge Alvarez, bronze medalist at the Munich 2018 World Cup, finished in 12th place among 26 contestants.

In addition to Pupo's gold and silver medals, sport shooting treasures for Cuba three bronze medals, achieved, respectively, Eglys de la Cruz with rifle in three positions at 50 meters in Beijing 2008 and the shotgunners Roberto Castrillo and Juan Miguel Rodríguez in skeet in Moscow 1980 and Athens 2004, in that order.

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