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The First Two Gold Medals Of The Tokyo Olympics Go To China

The First Two Gold Medals Of The Tokyo Olympics Go To China

7/24/2021 10:35:00 AM

The First Two Gold Medals Of The Tokyo Olympics Go To China

China's first gold medals came in the women’s 10-meter rifle and 49 kg weightlifting.

ToplineChinese athletes Yang Qian and Hou Zhihui claimed the first two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games with record breaking performances, signaling a strong start to China’s Olympic campaign as it looks to challenge the U.S. Olympic team for the top spot on the event’s medal table.

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ASAKA, JAPAN - JULY 24: Gold Medalist Qian Yang of Team China poses on the podium during the 10m Air... [+]Rifle Women's medal ceremony on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Asaka Shooting Range on July 24, 2021 in Asaka, Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Getty ImagesKey FactsYang Qian claimed the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday after piping Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina in the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition.The 21-year-old Chinese shooter had barely scraped her way into the final eight and even buckled once in the final with a score of 8.9 in of her shots during the final. headtopics.com

Despite the setback, Yang was able to secure gold with her final shot scoring 9.8 on the board taking her total to an Olympic record of 251.8.American Mary Tucker—ranked number 2 in the world—crashed out of the final early finishing in the sixth spot.

The second gold of the Olympics went to Hou Zhihui, who won the women’s 49 kg weightlifting competition after lifting a total of 210kg—also a new Olympic record.Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won silver, lifting a total of 202 kg, giving her nation its second Olympic weightlifting medal since Karnam Malleswari’s bronze at the Sydney 2000 games. 

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