Chinese shooter Yang Qian wins first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo: Chinese shooter Yang Qian, 21, won the won the first gold medal in 10m women’s air rifle final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Yang won with an Olympic record score of 251.8, ahead of Russian Anastasiia Galashina on 251.1 and Switzerland’s Nina Christen on 230.6.

Russian Anastasiia Galashina took the silver, while Nina Christen of Switzerland bagged the bronze.

The event took place the morning after the Olympics opened in a nearly empty stadium.

The first medal ceremony of the Games saw Yang presented with her gold by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

Norwegian Jeanette Hegg Duestad had set an Olympic qualifying record of 632.9 to reach the final but finished just outside the medals.

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