CHINA'S Yi Siling has shot her way to the first gold medal of the London Olympics after claiming top spot in the 10-metre air rifle at Royal Artillery Barracks.
The favourite heading into the event, Yi was a marvel of consistency, heading off the challenges of silver-placed Sylwia Bogacka and bronze medalist Yu Dan.
Bogacka was a constant threat throughout the event, but a horror eighth round saw her drop to fourth and hand Yi the gold medal.
But the Polish shooter landed a near perfect score on her final shot, putting herself ahead of China's Yu and defending champion Katerina Emmons in fourth.
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