Virginia Thrasher, center, of the United States holds her gold medal for the Women’s 10m Air Rifle competition during the award ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 6, 2016.
Rio’s Olympic Games are fully under way with road cycling, beach volleyball, boxing and several swimming events held Saturday, among various other competitions.
American shooter Ginny Thrasher, a 19-year-old competitor in the women’s air rifle event, took gold – the first of the 2016 Summer Games – edging out two Chinese competitors, Du Li and Yi Siling.
The American swimming squad led by Katie Ledecky took silver in the 4×100-meter freestyle. Australians set a world record in the event to win in 3 minutes, 30.65 seconds, taking a third of a second off the record set by the Aussies two years ago. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT
SOURCES: VOA News Online