Shooting: South Korea's Kim Jangmi wins women's 25m pistol

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South Korea's Kim wins 25m pistol

South Korea's Kim Jangmi held her nerve in a thrilling final to take Olympic gold in the women's 25m pistol.

The 19-year-old, who set a new Olympic-record score of 591 in qualifying, held off defending champion Chen Ying's challenge to win with a score of 792.4.

That was a single point more than Chen achieved, despite the Chinese star scoring five more points in the final.

Ukraine's Olena Kostevych won the bronze medal with a score of 788.6, while no Briton made the final.

Great Britain's Georgina Geikie failed to qualify for the eight-strong final, finishing 37th with a score of 562.

It was a remarkable performance by Jangmi, who enjoyed an astonishing World Cup debut at the London Olympic venue in April by setting a world record of 796.9 points.

She showed some nerves in the final, at one point falling behind Chen in the scoring, but she rattled off a five-shot final round of 51.8, including a perfect bullseye of 10.9, to take gold.

Serbia's Zorana Arunovic finished fourth with 787.3 points, just ahead of Russia's Kira Mozgalova on 786.9.

Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Kim KOR 201.4 pts
2 Chen CHN 206.4 pts
3 Kostevych UKR 203.6 pts