Sports Will Shaner of U.S. sets Olympic record winning gold in 10-meter air rifle competition
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TOKYO — Olympic medal predictions by AP beat writers: ___ ARCHERY Mixed Team Gold: South Korea Silver: India Bronze: United States Men’s Individual Gold: Brady Ellison, United States Silver: Kim Woojin, South Korea Bronze: Mauro Nespoli, Italy Women’s Individual Gold: Kang Chae Young, South Korea Silver: Deepika Kumari, India Bronze: An San, South Korea Men’s Team Gold: South Korea Silver: China Bronze: United States Women’s Team Gold: South Korea Silver: Taiwan Bronze: Mexico ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS Team Final Men Gold: ROC Silver: China Bronze: Japan Women Gold: United States Silver: ROC Bronze: China All-Around Men Gold: Nikita Nagornyy, ROC Silver: Sun Wei, China Bronze: Daiki H
TOKYO — Will Shaner, 20, held off Chinese shooters Haoran Yang (229.4) and Lihao Sheng (250.9) and set an Olympic record and secured a gold medal with a final round score of 251.6 in the men’s 10m air rifle.
Teammate Lucas Kozeniesky finished sixth (165.0). The American duo combined to finish No. 2 and No. 3 heading into the eight-man final at Asaka Shooting Range on Sunday.
Shaner, a University of Kentucky shooter, finished second in the NCAA air rifle individual championship and won gold with the Wildcats during his sophomore year and did the same during his junior season.
Canada Olympics schedule today: Day-by-day TV coverage to watch Team Canada at 2021 Tokyo Games
Sporting News has you covered on how to watch every Team Canada competition, including start times and TV channels for every sport, every day of the Tokyo Olympics.Canada is filled with gold-medal dreams as 370 athletes — including heavy favourites such as swimmer Penny Oleksiak and sprinter Andre De Grasse — take the field, pool, court or floor across Tokyo and Japan. While there are a number of first-timers, there's also a handful of athletes who are competing in a sport that's making its debut in 2021, such as sports climbing and skateboarding.
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