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Flash: Emmons wins first gold of the Olympic Games

Updated: 2008-08-09 11:01:01
Flash: Emmons wins first gold of the Olympic Games
Katerina Emmons wins the first gold of the Beijing Olympics (Photo Credit: Xinhua, file photo).

(BEIJING, August 9) -- Katerina Emmons of the Czech Republic won the first gold of the Olympic Games in the Women's 10m Air Rifle in Beijing on August 9. Emmons shot 103.5 in the final, which gave her a total of 503.5.

Emmons broke the Olympic final record, which was held by China's Du Li.

The silver medal went to Russia's Lioubov Galkina and the bronze medal went to Croatia's Snjezana Pejcic.

Emmons earlier broke the Olympic qualification record when she shot a perfect 400 in the qualification round of the event.

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