28 Jul '12, 11am

China gets first gold at the London Olympics, as Yi Siling wins the 10m air rifle. S'pore's Jasmine Ser is 24th

LONDON - Chinese shooter Yi Siling won the first gold of the London Olympics on Saturday. Top-ranked Yi won the women's 10-meter air rifle while Sylwia Bogacka of Poland took silver and China's Yu Dan the bronze. Singapore's Jasmine Ser finished 24th out of a field of 60. The 21-year-old, who won the event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, missed out on a top-eight finish and a place in the final after shooting a 394 total. On his Facebook page, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is with the contingent, noted that the 8th person to qualify shot 397. "Well done Jasmine," he wrote. Ser still has the women's 50m rifle 3 positions heats, and possibly final, on Aug 4. In a later shooting final today, Tan Zongliang of China was hoping to underscore his No. 1 ranking in 10m air pistol with a first Olympic gold medal ahead of the likes of Beijing silver medalist Jin Jong-oh of...

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