Emil Martinsson claimed the men's 10m running target title in Györ ©ISSF/Twitter

Emil Martinsson claimed gold in the men's 10 metre running target event as the first day of senior competition got underway at the European Shooting Championship in Györ.

Martinsson, who won the 50m running target event in Baku last year, collected scores of 97, 97, 99, 98, 94 and 97 to give himself a points total of 582.0 at the Audi Aréna.

Compatriot Jesper Nyberg actually beat this score by one point with a total of 583.0 in the Hungarian city.

However, Martinsson's final total score of 6.0 compared to Nyberg's 3.0 ensured he won the title.

Two shooters of the same nationality also faced off in the bronze medal match as Russians Maxim Stepanov and Vladislav Prianishnikov met, with the former eventually coming out on top.

As was the case in the gold medal final, Prianishnikov, who won bronze in this event at last year's competition, recorded a better initial score in the final - 579.0 compared to Stepanov's 574.0.

The latter, however, claimed the medal as he had a final total of 6.0, two ahead of Prianishnikov's 4.0

Julia Eydenzon secured Russia's first gold medal of the European Shooting Championships ©ISSF/Flickr
Julia Eydenzon secured Russia's first gold medal of the European Shooting Championships ©ISSF/Flickr

The women's event was won by Russia's Julia Eydenzon following a close final against Viktoriya Rybovalova of Ukraine.

The two shooters were tied on 563.0 points apiece after their six shots but it was Eydenzon, a bronze medallist in this event last year, who emerged victorious with her final total of 6.0 beating Rybovalova's 4.0

Eydenzon's compatriot Olga Stepanova recorded a comfortable victory over Veronika Major of host country Hungary in the bronze medal final.

Stepanova registered 571.0 points in her initial six shots and a final total of 6.0 with Major scoring points totals of 569.0 and 2.0, respectively.

The event continues tomorrow.