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Batsarashkina Wins Russia’s First Gold at 10-Meter Pistol Event at Tokyo Olympics

Vitalina 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.

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