Greece's Anna Korakaki won gold in the women's 25-meter pistol event at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Tuesday. She beat German Monika Karsch, 8-6, in a final that went to a seventh series of shooting.
It's another success at these games for 20-year-old Korakaki, who also won bronze in the women's 10-meter air pistol final on Sunday.
Earlier, Heidi Diethelm Gerber of Switzerland surprisingly beat China's Zhang Jingjing in the bronze-medal match. Gerber triumphed, 8-4, after some assured early shooting and late nerves getting to Zhang.
Here are the official winners for Tuesday's final matches:
|Olympic Shooting 2016: Tuesday Winners|
|25-meter pistol women's event||Anna Korakaki (GRE)||Monika Karsch (GER)||Heidi Diethelm Gerber (SUI)|
Korakaki built a quick 4-0 lead after registering seven hits after two series. She was on target four more times in the third series as she threatened to turn this final into a very one-sided affair.
Karsch was feeling the pressure in the Olympic Shooting Centre, registering just a single hit in the first series. Facing a 6-0 deficit in the fourth, the German needed to find her range and accuracy. She duly did just that to hit the target four times and get two vital points on the board.
Karsch then took the next series after Korakaki had a couple of costly misses. Three hits in the sixth series drew Karsch level and pushed things to a seventh.
However, Korakaki held her nerve to hit the target four times for two more points and the gold medal.
A strong start sent Gerber on her way to collecting the bronze. She posted four hits in three of the first four series to ultimately see off Zhang.
The latter had won gold at the 2015 World Cup, according to Matthew Micali of NBC Olympics. Yet she faltered after managing just a pair of hits in the third series.
She was similarly off target in the sixth and final series, a performance that ultimately condemned her to defeat. By contrast, Gerber became calmer and more efficient as this bronze-medal match progressed.
Another four hits in the sixth series confirmed her overall third-place finish and bronze medal.