Markswoman wins Russia's first medal in Beijing

Lyubov Galkina (AFP Photo / Francois Guillot)
Russia markswoman Lyubov Galkina has won the first Olympic medal for her country in Beijing. She took a silver in the 10 metre air rifle contest after the Czech Republic’s Katerina Emmons won gold.

Emmons shot 400 in qualifying and then set an Olympic record of 503.5 points.

The bronze went to Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia.


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