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Yi leads China to first shooting title at Guangzhou Asiad

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China secured the first Guangzhou Asiad shooting gold with a victory of 10m air rifle team event on Saturday.

Yi Siling led the Chinese team with 399 points, and the team totalled a winning score of 1194 points to grab China's second gold at Guangzhou Asiad.

Yi's teammate Wu Liuxi and Yu Dan shot down 398 and 397 points respectively.

Iran made the second place with 1192 points, two points behind China, and four shy of the world record on this event.

The Chinese team, which contained three world-level shooters, was a clear favourite before the match, but Iran players gave them a big surprise.

"We didn't practise as much as Chinese shooters," said Iran coach Lasio Ferent Szucsnk. "We have to give them more confidence."

It was still not the strongest Iran team. "We have so many talented shooters in the team. The team won the university world championship this year, and the champion didn't come."

China's head coach Wang Yifu also praised the performance of Iran shooters. "We got nervous at the end of the match," said Wang. "Luckily Yu Dan kept away from pressure and secured the gold."

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