After a *gloomy first day, Zhang Mengxue claimed the country’s first gold in the women’s 10-meter air *pistol event on Aug 7 – she was only listed seventh in the qualification round. Guo Wenjun, the winner of this event in the previous two Olympics, *misfired in the qualifications and didn’t make it to the final. Under great pressure, Zhang stayed calm all throughout the final. On her 17th shot, Zhang got a perfect 10.9 but still kept a stony face. “I was pretty calm for the final actually, because the qualification was a bit tough for me”, Zhang explained after the match.