Katerina Emmons wins first gold of Olympics

Katerina Emmons of Czech Republic wins first gold of Olympics

Katerina Emmons became the first athlete to win the gold medal in Beijing 2008 Olympics in China. She won this gold medal in 10 m air rifle shooting event.

She scored a perfect world record equaling score of 400 in the qualification and also finshed perfectly in the finals with 503.5 and win the gold in a tough competition.

Lioubov Galkina of Russia won the silver medal with a score of 502.1. Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia took bronze with 500.9.

But the favorite in this event and the local girl Du Li of China disappointed everyone by finishing fifth. Du Li had won the gold medal in Athens, Greece in 2004.

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