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Shooter Anna Korakaki wins first gold for Greece in Rio

Shooter Anna Korakaki wins first gold for Greece in Rio

Shooter Anna Korakaki won the first gold medal for Greece in women’s 25-meter pistol on Tuesday (09/08/2016) evening, in a nail-biting event in Rio’s Olympic Games, with 8 points versus 6 for her opponent, Germany’s Monika Karsch.

It is the second medal for the 20-year-old champion from the northern city of Drama, who also won bronze in the 10-meter air pistol final earlier in the Games. She is the first Greek athlete in more than a century to win two medals in the same Olympics, since Konstantinos Tsiklitiras won gold and bronze for standing long and high jump in the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

It is also the first gold medal for Greece in 12 years, as both in Beijing (2008) and in London (2012) the country’s athletes won silver and bronze.

Switzerland’s Heidi Diethelm Gerber won the bronze after winning China’s Zhang Jingjing with 8-4.