Friday, August 15, 2008

Chinese judges cheated, says veteran Aussie shooter

aug 15th, 2008

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From: Arvind

A judging row flared on the Olympic shooting ranges after Australian veteran Russell Mark alleged that Chinese judges had helped a local win the Double Trap bronze medal.

Mark, 44, the Atlanta Games gold medallist who finished fifth in the event on Tuesday, told the Australian media that local judges had awarded a hit to Chinese shooter Hu Binyuan even though he missed the target.

"One of them clearly he missed," Mark was quoted as saying by his country's media. "I don't think anyone out there thought he hit it. If that had been for a gold medal, I would have been protesting.

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