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China Wins First Gold Medal of Tokyo Olympics in Women's Shooting Event

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The first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has finally been awarded.

Chinese sport shooter Yang Qian won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle final. Qian had 251.8 points, narrowly edging silver medalist Anastasiia Galashina of the Russian Olympic Committee (251.1 points).

Switzerland’s Nina Christen won the bronze medal with 230.6 points.

American Mary Tucker finished sixth with 166.0 points after putting up 631.4 points in the qualification round. The 20-year-old won gold in the 10m air rifle competition at the 2021 ISSF World Cup in March.

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