9 Aug 2008

First gold medal won at Olympic Games

6:22 pm on 9 August 2008

The Czech Republic have won the first gold medal on offer at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Katerina Emmons opened the medal tally with a gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle shooting event.

Lioubov Galkina of Russia won the silver and Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia the bronze.