Emmons Takes ISSF Bronze in Men’s 3P
MUNICH, Germany – Two-time Olympian Matt Emmons won his second medal on the final day of competition at the 2009 ISSF World Cup in Munich when he claimed the bronze in the Men’s 50m 3 Position Rifle event. Emmons already won a silver medal on Monday in Men’s Prone.
Emmons of Browns Mills, N.J., who is the 2004 Olympic gold medalist and 2008 silver medalist in Prone, is shooting his first international competition since winning an unprecedented three medals at last year’s ISSF World Cup Final, where he took home the silver in prone and air as well as the gold in Men’s 3 Position.
Entering the final round today in fourth place with a qualification score of 1176, Emmons fought neck in neck in the 10-shot final against Austria’s Mario Knoegler. The two shooters battled it out right to the last shot, when Knoegler fired a 10.7 to Emmons’ 9.3 to claim the silver, while Emmons earned the bronze. Emmons finished the competition with a final score of 99.8 for a total of 1275.8 and Knoegler ended a total score of 1276.7 (1178+ 98.7) points.
He Zhaohui of China took home the gold shooting a match score of 1182, a final round of 101.5 for a total score of 1283.5 points. “I am happy because I beat my all-time idol Matthew Emmons!” Zhaohui said after winning the gold. The 19-year-old just shot his very first ISSF World Cup in Beijing last month,
The U.S. won a total of six medals (one gold, one silver, four bronze) at the 2009 ISSF World Cup for Rifle/Pistol and Shotgun in Munich. In addition to Emmons’ silver in Prone Rifle and bronze in 3 Position Rifle, Josh Richmond (Hillsgrove, Pa.) took home the gold in Men’s Double Trap, Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wis.) claimed the bronze in Men’s Prone, Keith Sanderson (San Antonio, Texas) won the bronze in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol and Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.) took home the bronze in Women’s Skeet.
For complete World Cup Munich results, please visit ISSF’s website at www.issf-sports.org.
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