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Ruban wins archery gold
Viktor Ruban won by a scant 113-112 count.
Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Ukraine's Viktor Ruban won the gold medal in men's archery at the Olympics on Friday, beating Korean Park Kyung-Mo in the final.

The 27-year-old Ruban, who finished in 13th place in 2004, won by a scant 113-112 count.

"I deserve the medal because I've trained for 14 years," said Ruban. "I give thanks to the support of my nation, my people and my family. The good environment and weather at the venue really helped me."

Bair Badenov of Russia won the bronze with a 115-110 victory over Juan Rene Serrano of Mexico.

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