Connect to share and comment

Olympics: Yi Siling, China rifler, takes first gold medal in London's Summer Games

And we're off: China's Yi Siling takes the gold.

ChinagoldEnlarge
Gold medalist China's Yi Siling reacts on the podium after the 10m air rifle women's final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London on July 28, 2012. (Marwan Naamani /AFP/Getty Images)

The first gold medal of the summer Olympic Games went to China's rifler Yi Siling today, reported The Guardian

Siling, 23, beat Poland's Sylwia Bogacka at today's women's 10-meter air rifle competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, said The Guardian

More from GlobalPost: complete London Games coverage

Bogacka took silver, China's Yu Dan took bronze, and the Czech Republic's Katerina Emmons finished fourth, according to the Associated Press

Yi scored 502.9, Bogacka 502.2, and Yu 501.5, said AP

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120728/olympics-yi-siling-china-rifler-takes-first-gold-