France’s Piasecki wins 10m air rifle

Pierre Edmond Piasecki of France won the 10-meter air rifle Saturday at shooting’s London World Cup.

Sergy Rikhter of Israel won the silver medal and Illia Charheika of Belarus took the bronze. Zhu Qinan of China, the 2004 Olympic champion, finished eighth and last.

Piasecki and 19-year-old Charheika led qualifying with 598 at Royal Artillery Barracks. But Piasecki scored 103.6 in the 10-shot final for the victory.

Rikhter scored a final-high 104.1 to overtake Charheika. Charheika, the European junior champion, earned his first senior World Cup medal.