Rio Olympics 2016: Zhang Mengxue wins women’s 10m air pistol gold

China's Zhang Mengxue
Mengxue shot a top score of 10.9 in the final as well as 10.8 and 10.6
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Zhang Mengxue won China's first gold at Rio 2016 when she claimed victory in the women's 10m air pistol.

The 25-year-old, in her first Games, scored 199.4 in 20 shots to set an Olympic record in her win.

Russia's Vitalina Batsarashkina (197.1) won silver and Greece's Anna Korakaki (177.7) finished with the bronze.

Zhang, ranked five in the world, was the most consistent shooter and none of her rivals could match her, especially once she went into the lead.

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