OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Kuzmins on target

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The Independent Online
AN old name reappeared on the medal table when Afanasijs Kuzmins won the silver for Latvia in the toughest shooting event, the rapid fire pistol.

The last medals for Latvia came in Berlin in 1936 in Greco- Roman wrestling and the long- distance walk. Their only previous medal came in the walk at Los Angeles in 1932.

Not that Latvians have not won medals in between - nine in all at the various summer Games. Indeed, Kuzmins won the gold in the same event in Seoul and the man who finished second then, Ralf Schumann, of Germany, reversed the placings this time.