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Changwon World Cup


U.S. World Cup Success Continues With McPhail Silver in Changwon


lowest score is eliminated, un- til the medals are decided. The Final match ends up with two shooters on the line, dueling for gold on the last two shots. Two-time Olympian Eric Upta-


graff (Phenix City, Ala.) fi nished ninth, just .5 points out of the hunt for fi nals.


Jason Parker


(Omaha, Neb.), whose specialty is the Men’s Three-Position Rifl e event fi nished 15th. Three hundred athletes from


Though not stout on numbers,


the U.S. Men’s Rifl e team featur- ing three U.S. Army Marksman- ship Unit (USAMU) stalwarts showed their clout with all fi n- ishing inside the top-15 of an all-star fi eld of marksmen in the Men’s 50m Prone Rifl e event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, Korea. New fi nals structure or not,


Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wis.) has proven once again he’s a


dominant force in the sport af- ter earning a silver medal in the Men’s 50m Prone Rifl e event. McPhail hasn’t fi nished outside the top-5 in any of the three pre- vious World Cups he’s competed in.


Having not fared well in his


only previous new fi nal oppor- tunity at the 2013 Rocky Moun- tain Championships in Colorado Springs, McPhail seems to be coming to grips with the new format change that brings a ze-


ro-start fi nal to the table, elimi- nating any qualifying score. But after qualifying with the fourth best score and moving into the gold-medal shootout, he might not be able to wait to get anoth- er chance at a fi nal shot he’ll be questioning for a while. The new fi nal match starts off


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with two series of three shots. Then, the fi nal proceed with single shots. Starting from the eighth shot, and then after every two shots, the athlete with the


30 countries registered to par- ticipate in this ISSF Rifl e & Pistol World Cup Stage of the season. Changwon was the fi rst of the four legs of this year’s ISSF World Cup Series in the 10 Olympic rifl e and pistol events.


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