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London 2012 Olympics: South Korea's Jin Jong-oh Captures Gold In 10m Air Pistol

South Korea is on the board with a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic games in London, as Jin Jong-oh captured gold in the Men's 10m air pistol on Saturday afternoon.

Jong-oh used the 2008 Olympic games as motivation for his success this year.

"The Chinese guy won the gold last time. I promised myself that I would not let it happen this time," Jin said.

That guy, defending champion Pang Wei, ended up fourth. Pang went into the final lying second, but dropped out of the medal spots when he failed to bulls-eye with his seventh and eighth shots and couldn't make them up.

Italian Luca Tesconi took home the silver medal. Andrija Zlatic, a Serbian, earned himself the bronze medal.

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