China has won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics


The first Gold medal event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games goes to Qian Yang from China, after the 21-year-old came out on top in the women’s 10m air rifle. Yang’s 251.8 points is a final Olympic record.

Russian Anastasiia Galashina clinched the silver medal. Russian athletes aren’t competing under their national name at the Olympics due to continuing sanctions over doping. They are officially recognized as members of ROC, an abbreviation of the Russian Olympic Committee.

The bronze medal went to Swiss shooter Nina Christen.

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China also won its second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, with Hou Zhihui winning the women’s weightlifting 49kg final with an Olympic record total of 210 kilograms.

On Saturday, Hou set the Olympic record in the snatch round with 94kg, and in the clean and jerk, she set an Olympic record with 116kg.

These weight categories are new to the Olympic Games, meaning that the top result in each event is an Olympic record.

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Silver went to Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India and Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia took bronze.


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