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“To finally win this gold medal means a lot to me, it’s very special,” said the victorious Aldeehani. “It has been a very tough day, but I was able to come through. My achievement is for myself. The message is that it’s never too late. I feel young, and I am in shape. In shooting you need experience. Experience and self-confidence overcome age.”
Ranked No1 in the ISSF World Ranking, Australia’s James Willett qualified second for the six-man final round behind Germany’s Andreas Loew, but finished out of the medals in fifth after losing out in a three-way semi-final shoot-off with the British pair.