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First gold medal of games won by Chinese trio

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09-20-2014 13:24 BJT

Full coverage: 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

China is off to a flying start and tops the standings with 3 golds at the 17th Asian Games. Chinese markswomen Guo Wenjun, Zhang Mengyuan and Zhou Qingyuan won the women's 10m air pistol team event this morning, for the first gold medal at Incheon Asian Games. And Zhang Mengyuan won the 2nd gold at women's 10m air pistol, while the men's team won the 3rd gold in the men's 50m air pistol team event.

The 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion Guo, and her teammates Zhang and Zhou, executed a stable and consistent performance to finish first with a winning total of 1,146 points. Chinese Taipei ranked second, five points behind, and the bronze medal went to Mongolia, with 1,140 points. It was the fourth consecutive time for China to take the first gold medal at the Asian Games.

To the women's 10m air pistol. Chinese Guo Wenjun, Zhang Mengyuan and Zhou Qingyuan all competed in the final. The three girls all had a slow start, but were able to find their form after the 2nd round, and it was Zhang Mengyuan who would come out on top, claiming the title with 202.2 points, while South Korea's Jung Jeehae won the silver.

Wang Zhiwei (R) of China competes during the men

Wang Zhiwei (R) of China competes during the men's 50m Pistol team finals of shooting event at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Sept. 20, 2014. China won the gold medal with 1,692 points. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

Zhang Mengyuan (2nd R) of China competes during the women

Zhang Mengyuan (2nd R) of China competes during the women's 10m Air Pistol team finals of shooting event at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Sept. 20, 2014. China won the gold medal. This is the first gold medal of the Incheon Asiad. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

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