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Saturday, 6 August 2016

SPORT-NEWS, (Rio 2016): TWO things to watch on Day 1 of Olympics

In for bridged opening ceremony is over, the
stadium flame has been lit, and after months of uncertainty, attention turns to the main event --
**The sport at Rio 2016.
Twelve gold medals will be awarded Saturday and 21 sports will be contested as the action gets underway.

1). American Virginia Thrasher, just 19, claimed Rio 2016's first gold medal in the Women's 10 meter Air rifle final, with China's Du Li taking silver and her Chinese compatriot Yi Siling sealing
bronze. Thrasher had traveled to the U.S. trials in hope
rather than expectation, but as well as winning gold she does so by claiming a new Olympic
record.
2). Elsewhere on Saturday, there's plenty of action
on the road, in the water and in the ring as stars from cycling, rowing, gymnastics, boxing and basketball all showcase their skills.
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