Norwegian great talent broke the world record – does not count

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World class in NM by rifle shooter Jeanette Hegg Duestad (21).

Jeanette Hegg Duestad is part of the Norwegian Sports Confederation’s Team Tokyo, for athletes who are relevant for the Olympics in 2021. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

Hegg Duestad was superb in this weekend’s NM at the Olympic exercise 50 meter full match in Alfhallen by Kløfta. The rifle shooter from Vestfold shot well over the world record in both qualifying and finals.

1190 points in the qualification was a Norwegian record and in addition five points better than teammate Jenny Stene’s world record in the 50 meter full match. World records can only be set in World Cups or international championships.

In the final, Hegg Duestad shot 465.9 points to another Norwegian record and at the same time 1.2 points better than Italian Petra Zublasing’s world record.

In fact, Jeanette Hegg Duestad’s results were also better than the men’s current world records. She won the NC final ahead of Jenny Stene and Katrine Lund.

In the men’s competition, Henrik Larsen became Norwegian champion with 463.4 points in the final ahead of Simon Kolstad Claussen and Jon-Hermann Hegg. Kolstad Claussen was the best in qualifying with 1184 points, breaking Henrik Larsen’s Norwegian record.

In the junior class, Mari Bårdseng Løvseth and Ole Martin Halvorsen became Norwegian champions.

(© NTB)

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