Chinese striker Yang Qian and weightlifter Hou Zhihui won the first two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday with record performance, while fencer Sun Yiwen won the third gold medal later in the day, which gave China a good Olympic trip. the United States Olympic team, which ranks first on the medal list.
Shooting Olympics: Day 1
ASAKA, Japan July 24: Chinese team gold medalist Yang Qian takes the podium during a 10-meter flight ... [+] GETTY IMAGES
Key facts
Yang won the first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Russian forward Anastasiia Galashina in the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Chinese forward barely reached the quarter-finals, losing once in the final and scoring 8.9 points on a shot. Although
suffered setbacks, she eventually won the gold medal with a score of 9.8 points, setting an Olympic record of 251.8 points in total, while American Mary Tucker, second-ranked in the world, came out of the final early and finished sixth. . The second gold medal at the
Olympic Games went to the Hou family, who won the women’s 49 kg category with a weight of 210 kg, which is also a new Olympic record.
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal, lifting a total of 202 kilograms, allowing her country to win the second Olympic weightlifting medal since Karnam Malleswari won the bronze medal at the Olympics. from Sydney 2000.
Sun won the third gold medal of the day for the Chinese team, beating Romanian Ana Maria Popescu with 1110 points in the women’s epee in overtime.
What to see
The US team will play as a women’s game later on Saturday. The soccer team will seek to overcome its defeat to Sweden in the first round. This match is actually a match against New Zealand for them. The United States men’s gymnastics team, consisting of 4,444 Brody Malone, Sam Mikulak, Yul Moldauer, Shane Wiskus and Alec Yoder, will also participate in Saturday’s qualifying round.
TANGENT
According to FiveThirtyEight’s prediction, the US team is expected to finish the game with the highest number of medals with 128 medals. However, the Chinese team, which is expected to rank second with 82 medals, has already won two more medals than predicted. The final medal list is ranked according to the highest number of gold medals a country has won. China topped the list at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while the United States topped the list at the two Summer Olympics in London and Rio, and these two games have been held ever since.
Further reading
The first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics goes to China (NPR)
Yang from China won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics (Reuters)

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