(Tokyo Olympics) Salukwaze will become the first female athlete to participate in the 9th Olympic Games

  China News Agency, Tokyo, July 22 (Reporter Song Fangcan) The Tokyo Olympic Games officially announced on the evening of July 21 that the Georgian female shooter Nino Salukvaze, who arrived in Japan, will become the first athlete to participate in the 9th Summer Olympics.

  Salukvaze was born in February 1969 and is 52 years old this year.

In this Olympics, she will participate in the women's 10m air pistol and women's 25m pistol competition.

  Salukvaze became famous early, and began shooting training at the age of 15.

Her father Wahtan Salukvaze was a Soviet shooter and later became her personal trainer.

  In the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Salukvaze won a gold medal and a silver medal on behalf of the Soviet team.

After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, she represented the CIS team in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

Since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, she has continuously represented the Georgian team.

In her career, she has represented three countries (consortium) in the competition, and her experience is legendary.

  In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Salukvaze finally won a bronze medal for the Georgian team in the 10-meter air pistol event.

This is also Georgia's first Olympic medal after independence.

Because of her outstanding performance, she also became the standard bearer of the Georgian delegation at the 2012 London Olympics.

  At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Salukvadze and his son Sotene Machavariani competed together, and they became a legend. They became the first pair of mothers and sons to compete at the same time in the history of the Olympic Games.

  At present, in addition to insisting on training and participating in competitions, Salukvaze also opened a shooting club named after her.

She said that she is training young players, and some children have good results.

"People have always hoped that I will not leave sports as an athlete. I don't want to disappoint them (because not participating in the Olympics). We must pay attention to these young people.

  "I haven't considered whether to participate in the Olympics for the 10th time," she said in an interview when talking about the future. "I have to finish participating in the Tokyo Olympics first, and then it depends on the situation." (End)