China’s Yang wins 1st gold of Tokyo Olympics in air rifle

Published On: July 24, 2021 10:54 AM NPT By: Associated Press

TOKYO, July 24: Yang Qian of China won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in women’s 10-meter air rifle.

Yang overtook Anastasiia Galashina when the Russian missed the center two rings for an 8.9 on her final shot.

Yang had a 9.8 on her final shot and finished with an Olympic record 251.8. Galashina finished at 251.1.

Nina Christen of Switzerland took bronze

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