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China's Yang wins first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics in women's 10m rifle

The silver went to Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina

yang-olympics-reuters Gold medallist Yang Qian of China celebrates on the podium | Reuters

China's Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women's 10-metre rifle competition on Saturday.The silver went to Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina and the bronze medal to Switzerland's Nina Christen.

Yang claimed gold with an Olympic record score of 251.8.

The first medal ceremony of the Games saw Yang presented with her gold by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

"I was really nervous. The competition was really tight, but I'm so happy that I could win," Yang said.

-with agency inputs

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