TOKYO – China’s Yang Qian won the first Tokyo Olympics gold medal in the women’s 10-meter rifle competition on Saturday.
Silver went to the Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina and the bronze medal to the Swiss Nina Christen.
Galashina led the race for gold in the final until she broke down under pressure and signed with her lowest score of 8.9 for a total of 251.1.
Yang responded to the pressure by shooting 9.8 to snatch the gold with an Olympic record of 251.8.
Norway’s 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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