Artur Ayvazian of Ukraine won the gold medal in the men`s 50-meter prone rifle Friday, holding off Matt Emmons of the United States in the final round.

Emmons won the silver and Warren Potent of Australia took the bronze.

Ayvazian was the top qualifier with 599 points. Emmons, who won the event in Athens four years ago, was two points behind. Ayvazian scored at least 10 points on each of his 10 shots in the final, making it difficult for Emmons to catch up. Ayvazian finished with a score of 702.7. Emmons had 701.7.

It was the second gold in less than 24 hours for Ukraine, which won a team title in women`s saber fencing Thursday night.