Olympics Day 2: Women’s 10m Air Pistol and Skeet

In today’s events, the women’s 10 meter air pistol and skeet shooting, China continues to pull in more medals while America gains one — but that one makes Olympic history.

Women’s 10 meter air pistol

Starting with the women’s 10 meter air pistol, where the shooters shoot from the standing position with a .17-caliber air pistol, China’s Wenjun Guo took gold with a final score of 488.1.
Silver medalist Celine Goberville of France, gold medalist Wenjun Guo, and bronze medalist Olena Kostevych of Ukraine.
The 28-year-old Guo started off rough hitting an eight right off the bat in the final round, but she pulled through scoring a 100.1.

Silver medalist Celine Goberville of France scored 387 and 99.6 in the final round. Goberville will also be competing in the 25 meter pistol competition.

Lastly, Ukraine’s Olena Kostevych wins bronze with a total score of 387 and a final round of 99.6. (Hey that’s identical to Goberville’s?)

For more pictures and video of the event, click here.

Women’s skeet

As most expected American Kim Rhodes wins gold becoming the first American to win five individual medals in five straight Olympics. And she did it in Olympic-style by scoring 99 points out of a possible 100 (For video, click here and pictures here).
Kim Rhodes loading her shotgun.
“It’s just been an incredible journey,” Rhodes said to the AP. “And ultimately, I couldn’t be happier for bringing home the gold for the United States.”

This win puts Rhodes at three gold, one silver and one bronze. However, she’ll also be competing in women’s trap shooting on Aug. 4, so we might see four.

China’s Ning Wei wins silver with a final score of 91. And Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova won bronze with a final score of 90.
Silver medalist Ning Wie of China, gold medalist Kim Rhodes, and bronze medalist Danka Bartekova of Slovakia.
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