Zhang Mengxue wins China's 1st gold medal at Rio Olympics

Source: XinhuaEditor: Zhang Tao
2016-08-07 22:45

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Zhang Mengxue of China competes in the Women's 10m Air Pistol of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 7, 2016. Zhang Mengxue won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Han Yuqing)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- The 25-year-old Zhang Mengxue won China's first gold at the Rio Olympics by claiming the women's 10m air pistol title here on Sunday.

Zhang finished the eight-member final with an Olympic record of 199.4 points. Vitalina Batsarashkina of Russia took home the silver with 197.1 points. The bronze medal went to Anna Korakaki of Greece, who scored 177.7 points.

 

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