Zhang Fusheng with his gold medal today ©ISSF

China’s Zhang Fusheng won the 25 metre rapid fire pistol men’s event as the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup continued in Bangkok today.

The 22-year-old, who is ranked 22nd in the world, claimed a maiden victory at this level after a previous best of second in Munich in 2013.

He collected a final score of 29 hits in the Thai capital to beat team-mate and former World Championship bronze medallist Li Yuehong, who scored 28, into silver.

Bronze went to Vietnam's Ha Minh Thanh who won a first World Cup medal with 23 hits.

China's Li Yuehong took the silver medal
China's Li Yuehong took the silver medal ©ISSF

He had to come through three shoot-offs at various points of the day before eventually securing his space on the podium.

“I was very confident going into today’s final,” said Zhang.

“I have been training a lot and I was not stressed during the match.”

The champion is now aiming for a space in China’s shooting team at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The event will conclude tomorrow with the 50m rifle three positions men’s final.