Medal Count: First 2012 London Olympic Gold Medal Awarded to China

By on Jul 28, 2012 in Sports Comments

The medal count begins at the 2012 London Olympics. Yi Siling of China gets the first gold medal of the XXX Olympiad on Saturday, according to several London Olympics sports coverages. It was Yi‘s first Olympic competition.

Yi Siling
Yi Siling: First Gold Medalist of the 2012 London Olympic Games
Image Credit: London 2012 website

Reports say that Yi was the early favorite in the 10-shot event with her beauty and skills. She narrowly won the women’s 10-meter air rifle shooting over Poland‘s Sylwia Bogacka.

With Bogacka taking the silver medal, Yi‘s teammate Dan Yu settled with the bronze medal.

Yi is reportedly known as the “Shooting Beauty” and previously won the 10-meter event in the 2010 World championships.

Defending Olympic champion Katie Emmonso from the Czech Republic was in fourth place. Emmonso is the wife of Matt Emmons, an American shooting gold medalist.

Americans Jamie-Lynn Gray and Sarah Scherer finished the shooting event in fifth and seventh, respectively.

Below is the current London Olympic medal count as of posting.

London Olympic 2012 Medal Count
London Olympic medal count
Image Credit: London 2012 website

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