Ningbo markswoman Yang Qian wins first gold medal

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  July 24, 2021 L M S


China's Yang Qian reacts during the competition. [Photo/IC]

Chinese shooter Yang Qian claimed the first gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a victory in women's 10m air rifle here on Saturday.

Russian markswoman Anastasiia Galashina took the silver and Nina Christen of Switzerland bagged the bronze.

Yang, who was ranked sixth in the qualification, scored 251.8 points in the final, beating Galashina's 251.1 points to set off Team China to a fine start at the postponed Tokyo games.

Yang was born in Yinzhou district of Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province in July 2000. She was admitted to Ningbo Sports School in 2010. In March 2019, Yang became a member of the national shooting team.


China's Yang Qian celebrates after winning the competition. [Photo/IC]


China's Yang Qian reacts during the victory ceremony. [Photo/IC]