Mother Chen Ying wins in women's 25-meter pistol

2009-10-21 18:01 BJT

Five months after giving birth to a baby girl, Beijing Olympian Chen Ying shot her way to gold in the women's 25-meter pistol Tuesday. Chen, from Beijing, accumulated 790.6 points in the event.

Chen edged out Fei Fengji from Shanghai by just 1.2 points.
Zhao Xu from Hebei was third at 787.8.

The victory meant Chen Ying became the first Olympic gold medalist to win an individual event on the National Games shooting range. Prior to Chen Ying's victory, her national teammates and Beijing Olympics gold medal winners Du Li, Guo Wenjun and Pang Wei failed to advance to the podium at the National Games.

Chen Ying said the past two months have been really hard for her, as she missed her family very much. She dedicated the gold to her husband and daughter.

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