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Yangquan athlete makes her mark in shooting at Asian Games

Updated: 2023-09-28


Zhao Nan (center) poses for a group photo with her teammates at the awards ceremony for the women's 25m pistol event on Sept 27. [Photo/Shanxi Daily] 

Zhao Nan and Yang Chang, two young athletes from North China's Shanxi province, gained medals from the shooting and swimming events at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on Sept 27. 

Zhao, together with her teammates Feng Sixuan and Liu Rui, earned a silver medal in the 25m pistol women's final with a total score of 1,756. 

The 19-year-old Zhao from Yangquan city won three silver medals in the youth group competition at the ISSF World Championship Cairo in October 2022. At the Lima 2023 WSPS World Championships, she won three bronze medals in the 10m air pistol, 10m air pistol mixed team event, and 25m standard pistol event. At the 2023 National Shooting Championships, Zhao and Liu Jinyao won the 10m air pistol mixed team event. 

"Getting such results at major competitions is something to be proud of," said her coach Yu Wei, who praised Zhao's ability to keep cool under pressure and make adjustments during the competition.