Tokyo 2020 shooting day 1: Four-time Olympic champion features in 10m air pistol

CHANGWON - SEPTEMBER 6: 8th placed Abhishek VERMA of India competes in the 10m Air Pistol Men Final at the Changwon International Shooting Range during Day 5 of the 52nd ISSF World Championship All Events on September 6, 2018 in Changwon, Republic of Korea. (Photo by ISSF Photographers)
CHANGWON - SEPTEMBER 6: 8th placed Abhishek VERMA of India competes in the 10m Air Pistol Men Final at the Changwon International Shooting Range during Day 5 of the 52nd ISSF World Championship All Events on September 6, 2018 in Changwon, Republic of Korea. (Photo by ISSF Photographers)

With finals of the Women's 10m Air Rifle and Men's 10m Air Pistol, here’s everything you need to know about the first day of the Olympic Shooting competition at Tokyo 2020 on 24 July 2021.

What’s happening today?

In a day that will see the first shooting medal of Tokyo 2020, the action gets underway at 8.30am (local) with qualification for the Women's 10m Air Rifle before the final, and then the Men's 10m Air Pistol followed by the final.

Who should I expect to see?

With no medallist from Rio featuring at Tokyo 2020, the door is open for a new Olympic champion in the women's 10m air rifle and the USA's Mary Tucker will be among the favourites. The 19-year-old and world no.1 will face stiff competition from Hungary's Eszter Meszaros and India's Apurvi Chandela.

Rio 2016 silver and bronze medallist Felipe Almeida of Brazil and PANG Wei of People's Republic of China will feature in the Men's 10m Air Pistol. Meanwhile Republic of Korea's JIN Jong-oh, the reigning world champion, will be hoping to continue his Olympic success with a fifth Olympic shooting title.

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

Women's 10m Air Rifle:

1- VIRGINIA THRASHER

2- LI DU

3- SILING YI

Men's 10m Air Pistol:

1- XUAN VINH HOANG

2- FELIPE ALMEIDA WU

3- WEI PANG

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Competition schedule

Date and time: Sat 24 July 8:30 - 16:30

Venue: Asaka Shooting Range

10m Air Rifle Women's Qualification
10m Air Rifle Women's Finals
10m Air Rifle Women's Victory Ceremony
10m Air Pistol Men's Qualification
10m Air Pistol Men's Finals
10m Air Pistol Men's Victory Ceremony