08-14-2008 20:19

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

China's Du Li staged a comeback after a failure on Saturday to smash the Olympic record in the women's 50-meter rifle three positions at the Beijing Shooting Range. Our reporter Xu Zhaoqun takes a look at the story behind the gold.

Gold medallist Du Li of China takes aim in the women's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 
Gold medallist Du Li of China takes aim in the women's 50m rifle 3 
positions shooting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
(Xinhua/Bao Feifei) 

Finally, Du Li could smile again as she had in Athens, where the markswoman won the first gold for the Chinese delegation.

But the triumph of four years ago seemed to add lots of pressure as she took aim for the medal campaign in Beijing.

After the first day's failure, it was easy to see her dejection.

Du Li, the shooting gold medalist, said "I felt the past five days were even longer than the difficult four years between the two Games."