Sunday, 7 August 2016

RIO 2016: US Teenager win First Gold of RIO-2016 Olympic

America's Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympic Games with a surprise victory in the women's 10m air rifle.

The 19 year old secure her first major international victory, scoring 208.0 to leave China's 2006 world champion Du Li with silver. the defending champion, Yi Siling took bronze.

Jen Mclntosh secured the best ever finish for a British woman -15th out of 51 in the qualification round.

The five time Commonwealth medalist overcome a rifle malfunction to produce  a strong finish and was just 1.2 points from securing a place in the final.
She will return to compete in her favoured 50m rifle three options event on Thursday.