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August 14, 2004
Today in Athens

Du Li of China smiles as she holds up the gold medal she won in the women's 10 metre Air Rifle event at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, at the Markopoulo Olympic Shooting Centre in Athens on Saturday.

The Chinese student claimed the first gold medal of the Games with a score of 502.0, which included an Olympic record final round of 104.0. It was the first of 17 medals in the nine days of shooting competition.

Russia's Lioubov Galkina (501.5 points) finished second, while Katerina Kurkova (501.1) of the Czech Republic took third place.

Photographs: Getty Images

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