The Czech Olympic team becomes the first nation to win gold at Beijing

09-08-2008

The Czech Olympic team has become the first to win a gold medal at this year’s Beijing Olympics. The gold medal went to Kateřina Emmons and was awarded in the sport of the women’s 10m air rifle. The athlete also broke the existing Olympic record in her field. Ms Emmons is married to the American shooter Matt Emmons and lives in Colorado Springs, USA. In this year’s competition, she achieved a score of 503.5, and will now compete in a separate three-point rifle event.