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First Paralympic gold goes to China

London: China’s Zhang Cuiping won the first gold medal of the London Paralympic Games with a world record performance.

First Paralympic gold goes to China

Zhang, 24, notched up 500.9 points on aggregate to win the R2-10-metre air rifle standing-SH1, setting a world record of 104.9 points in the final Thursday.The silver went to German shooter Manuela Schmermund with 493.6 points, while Australia’s Natalie Smith won bronze with 492.4 points.The Paralympics were opened in London Wednesday and end Sep 9.IANS

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