Yi Siling, the Girl who won the First Gold Medal of London Olympics
Yi Siling is a Female Shooter born May 6, 1989 in Guangdong , China. Aged 23 years she is the First to bag the Gold in London Olympics 2012. She won the women’s 10 metre air rifle at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Nicknamed as Shooting Beauty, she is also a good dancer. She did get training from Zhuhai Sports School, Zhuhai, China and is part of Guandong Club in China.
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.
Yi Siling took up shooting only 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.
She suffered from gallstones before the 2010 world championships and had to return to China for surgery. She made a full recovery.
She considers Chinese shooter Li Du as her Hero.