At just 18 years old, Oceanne Muller took fifth place in the 10-meter air rifle final. The youngest of the plateau had climbed to the final, out of 50 participants. Chinese Yang Qian won the first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
The first medal of the French delegation will wait. The hopes of the Blues rested this Saturday morning on Oceanne Muller, only 18 years old and who competed in the final in air rifle shooting at 10 meters. The Alsatian finally took 5th place.
Chinese Qian wins first Olympic gold medal
European champion in recent weeks, which allowed her to win her ticket for these Olympics, Oceanne Muller has already managed to climb among the best 8, out of the 50 candidates at the start in qualifying. Muller was taken out by Norwegian Jeanette Hegg Duestad, who eventually took 4th place.
Fifth in qualifying with 630.7 points, the young Océanne Muller was finally consistent, in her place. After a few tentative shots, Muller gradually gained confidence to qualify for the final. Third after 12 shots in the final before being a little less efficient, Muller was not unworthy, she is the youngest on the board.
Regarding the gold medal, it was the Chinese Yang Qian who was crowned after an incredible last shot against the Russian Anastasiia Galashina, under a neutral flag. Qian even has the honor of being the first winner of these Tokyo Olympics. For Oceanne Muller, the future still seems promising, she who obtained her baccalaureate only a few weeks ago.