Batsarashkina Wins Russia’s First Gold at 10-Meter Pistol Event at Tokyo Olympics
03:12 GMT 25.07.2021 (Updated: 03:35 GMT 25.07.2021)
© REUTERS / ANN WANGVitalina Batsarashkina of the Russian Olympic Committee in action
© REUTERS / ANN WANG
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Russian Vitalina Batsarashkina won gold in the women's 10-meter pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
Batsarashkina got 240.3 points, setting a new Olympic record and bringing Russia its first gold in Tokyo.
Bulgarian Antoaneta Kostadinova won silver, while Jiang Ranxin of China got the bronze medal.
Batsarashkina is 24-years-old, and at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won silver in the air pistol shooting from 10 meters. Also, Batsarashkina is the world and European champion.