China has taken home the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
Qian Yang won the gold in the 10-meter air rifle. She beat out Russian Olympic Committee’s (ROC) Anastasiia Galashina in a thrilling finale.
Yang had a 9.8 on her final shot. Galashina missed the center two rings for an 8.9 on her final shot.
Yang finished with a total of 251.8, an Olympic record. Galashina finished with a 251.1 to take home the silver medal in the event.
Switzerland’s Nina Christen was the bronze medalist.
Yang was competing in her first-ever Olympics. Her medal was award by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, according to
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