Published On: Sat, Jul 28th, 2012

China bags First Gold Medal of London Olympics

yi siling with London Gold MedalChina has bagged the First Gold Medal of London Olympic Games. Female Shooter Yi Siling won the  gold medal in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle bagging a total of 502.9 points.

The 23 year-old world No 1 beat Poland’s Sylwia Bogacka by 0.7 points in a nail-biting final at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Greenwich, London.

Yi’s win continues a very successful year, after winning gold in Munich and silver in London in the International Shooting Sport Federation’s World Cup series.

 She fought off 56 rivals, including Malaysian shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, who is eight months pregnant.
Yi only took up shooting in 2007 after failing to make it in track and field and toying with dancing. But she quickly rose to dominance, winning gold at the 2010 world championships.

Yi’s win continues a very successful year, after winning gold in Munich and silver in London in the International Shooting Sport Federation’s World Cup series.

 China’s Yu Dan collected the bronze medal with Beijing 2008 gold medallist Katrina Emmons fourth.

 

 

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