China's Yang Qian grabs first Tokyo 2020 gold medal

  24 July 2021    Read: 267
China

China have won the first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 as Yang Qian, 21, shot a final Olympic record of 251.8.

Russia’s Anastasiia Galashina was made to settle for silver after a tense 25-shot shoot-out which saw Qian clinch gold with the final shot of the event.

Galashina finished on 251.1 after shooting a low 8.9 with her last and most crucial shot, the worst of the 25 she took in total.

Nina Christen of Switzerland completed the first podium line-up at this Games with a score of 230.6 and will collect bronze.


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