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Updated on: Saturday, July 24, 2021, 11:00 AM IST

Tokyo Olympics: Here's why China's Yang Qian had to collect her own medal at the victory ceremony

China's Yang Qian celebrates on the podium after winning the women's 10m air rifle final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range in the Nerima district of Tokyo on July 24, 2021.  | Photo by Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP

China's Yang Qian celebrates on the podium after winning the women's 10m air rifle final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range in the Nerima district of Tokyo on July 24, 2021. | Photo by Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP

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On the first day of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Yang Qian, 21, from the People’s Republic of China, won the first gold medal of the Games in the 10m air rifle.

IOC president Thomas Bach presented Yang with her gold medal, as well as silver to Anastasiia Galashina from ROC and the bronze to Switzerland’s Nina Christen, but due to COVID-19 countermeasures, they collected their own medals from a tray and placed it around their own necks.

They also collected their own bouquet of flowers in a ceremony that will be replicated for all medalists at Tokyo 2020.

Due to COVID-19 countermeasures in these unique Games, the winners collected their own medals from a tray and placed it around their own necks.

Due to COVID-19 countermeasures in these unique Games, the winners collected their own medals from a tray and placed it around their own necks. | Olympics.com

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Published on: Saturday, July 24, 2021, 11:00 AM IST
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