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Swiss shooter Christen wins women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at Tokyo Olympics

Russian shooter Yulia Zykova, who refreshed the Olympic qualification record at 1,182 points earlier on Saturday, bagged silver with 461.9 points.

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Tokyo: Nina Christen of Switzerland won her first Olympic gold with a victory in women’s 50m rifle 3 positions here on Saturday.

Taking a 10m air rifle bronze a week ago, the 27-year-old set an Olympic record of 463.9 points for the gold medal, improving the previous mark held by German Barbara Engleder by 5.3 points.

Russian shooter Yulia Zykova, who refreshed the Olympic qualification record at 1,182 points earlier on Saturday, bagged silver with 461.9 points.

Her compatriot Yulia Karimova won her second bronze following the one from 10m air rifle mixed team event.

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