The first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics has been bagged by China's Qian Yang after she came out on top in the women's 10 meter air rifle competition.
The event took place at Asaka Shooting range on Saturday where she scored 251.8 setting up a new Olympic record. She was followed by Russia’s Anastasiia Galashina who won silver medal with 251.1 score and Nina Christen from Switzerland settling with bronze having scored 230.6.
Mary Carolynn Tucker from America scored 166.0 and finished sixth, which makes her the highest ranking American in the event.
In the Olympics there are three shooting events which are with an air rifle, a pistol and a shotgun. The rifle and pistol event makes the participants shoot a stationary target, while that of a shotgun one has to shoot at moving targets.
While rifle events also have two categories - 10 metre and 50 metre. In the latter one, competitors have to shoot from free different positions which are standing, kneeling and lying prone.