Written by Staff Writer
07 Aug, 2016 | 7:13 pm
Vietnam claimed their first ever Olympic gold as Vinh Xuan Hoang won the men’s 10m air pistol title.
Hoang scored 202.5 points to edge out home favourite Felipe Wu who recorded 202.1 points to clinch silver and Brazil’s first medal of the Games.
Wu took the lead after the penultimate shot but Hoang denied him with a brilliant final effort.
Syrian Mardini, 18, won her women’s 100m butterfly heat, but her time was not quick enough for her to progress.
Mardini’s remarkable 25-day journey took her to Beirut in Lebanon, across the Aegean Sea and finally to Germany.
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The 26-year-old’s left leg folded beneath him as he landed badly during the men’s qualification event.
Said, who won gold on the rings at the 2013 European Championships, was taken off on a stretcher and acknowledged the crowd as he departed.
The Australian quartet of Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell won in a time of three minutes 30.65 seconds.
The United States won silver, with Canada taking bronze.
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