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Chinese win gold in men's pistol, women's air

Updated: August 14, 2004, 8:45 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- The first gold medal of the Summer Games came down to the last shot.

Li Du of China scored 10.6 points on her final attempt Saturday, jumping ahead of Russia's Lioubov Galkina to win the women's 10-meter air rifle.

Li finished with an Olympic record 502 points, a half-point ahead of Galkina. The Russian had led throughout, but got only a 9.7 on her final shot -- her lowest mark.

Katerina Kurkova, the 2002 world champion from the Czech Republic, won ...

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