Tokyo Olympics gets its first Gold Medal; China the one to bag it

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

China's Qian Yang became the first athlete to bag the gold medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday.

The 21-year-old earned the gold in women's 10-meter air rifle. 

Russia's Anastasiia Galashina won the silver medal while Nina Christen took the bronze for Switzerland.

The first medal events took place Saturday in Tokyo, with opportunities to win in archery, men's cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, taekwondo, and women's weightlifting.

Although the opening ceremony just took place Friday, competition has been underway for several days, including in soccer, softball, baseball, and shooting. The competition will continue through Aug. 8, when the closing ceremony will be held.

Publish : 2021-07-24 08:52:00

Give Your Comments