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Tokyo Olympics: Russian archer Vitalina Basara Shikina wins women’s 10m air pistol

Russia’s Vitalina Basara Shikina won the gold medal at the women’s 10-meter pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

Russia’s Basara Shikina backs up Rio’s silver with Tokyo’s gold. (Reuters photo)

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  • Vitalina Basara Shikina won the gold medal with a female 10-meter pistol
  • Bulgarian Antoane Tacosta di Nova wins silver medal at Asaka shooting range
  • Russian athletes are competing under the banner of the Russian Olympic Commission

Russian archer Vitalina Basara Shikina won the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air pistol at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, five years after winning the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Bazzara Shikina, who is 10th in the world, is 3rd in qualifying, surpassing Costa di Nova by 10.7 and 3 shots remaining. The 25-year-old Russian closed in 10.2 to win the gold he had just missed in Rio.

Bulgarian Antoane Tacosta di Nova won the silver medal at the Asaka shooting range, and the bronze medal was presented to Kang Jin, China.

Russian athletes are competing under the banner of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) at this year’s Tokyo Olympics as part of sanctions against several doping scandals.

Jiang broke through the qualifying round with an Olympic record of 587, but Costa di Nova appeared to have won the gold medal after taking the lead early in the final.

With Bazzara Shikina heating his heels, Costa di Nova eventually succumbed to pressure and managed her lowest score of 9 on the final shot.

Batsarashkina fired 10.4 and pulled the Bulgarian into gold.

Former Olympic champion Olena Kostevic of Ukraine was fourth, and Rio 25-meter pistol champion Greek Anna Korakaki was sixth.

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Tokyo Olympics: Russian archer Vitalina Basara Shikina wins women’s 10m air pistol

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