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Chinese shooter wins girls' 10m air rifle gold at AYG

2009-07-01 10:22:40 GMT2009-07-01 18:22:40 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

China's Zhong Chunchan poses on the podium during the awarding ceremony of the girls' 10m air rifle event at the First Asian Youth Games held in Singapore, July 1, 2009. Zhong Chunchan claimed the title with a score of 499.5. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

China's Zhong Chunchan (center), South Korea's Go Dowon (L) and Alzayed Hessah from Kuwait pose on the podium during the awarding ceremony of the girls' 10m air rifle event at the First Asian Youth Games held in Singapore, July 1, 2009. Zhong Chunchan claimed the title with a score of 499.5. Go Dowon and Alzayed Hessah took the second and third place respectively.(Xinhua/Chen Duo)

SINGAPORE, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Zhong Chunchan of China won the gold medal for girls' 10m air rifle finals at the first Asian Youth Games (AYG) on Wednesday.

Zhong shot her way to the top with a total score of 499.5, 0.9 point higher than the second place, Go Dowon from South Korea. Alzayed Hessah from Kuwait won the bronze medal with the score of 497.8.

"I didn't know what placing I got while I was shooting," 17-year-old Zhong said after the match, "I just tried to concentrate on each shot and keep patience."

The first Asian Youth Games is held in Singapore from June 29 to July 7, with some 1,400 athletes aged between 14 and 17 from 45 Olympic Council of Asia's members competing in 90 events across nine sports.

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