Klees, 28, did not score lower than a 10.3 in his 10 shots in the finals. His total, including a world-record equalling perfect score of 600 in the preliminary round, broke the previous mark of 703.5 by Jens Harskov of Denmark in 1991.
In free rifle prone, athletes lie on their stomachs and shoot .22 calibre rifles at bull's-eye targets 50 metres away. The target's centre is 10.4mm wide - smaller than a thumbnail.
"I can't quite believe it," the ecstatic Klees said. "I train just as much as Boris Becker, but earn less."Reuse content