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The first gold

ATHENS, AUG. 14. China's Li Du became the first gold medallist of the Athens Games when she triumphed with an Olympic record in the women's 10-metre air rifle event on Saturday, totalling 502.0 points.

Michael Phelps of the United States sizzled in the men's 400 metres individual medley, breaking his own world record of 4:08:41, by clocking 4:08:26 to grab the gold.

Australia came up trumps in the women's 400 metres freestyle relay, registering a world record time of 3:35:94.

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