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Changwon World Cup


By Jessica Delos Reyes Manager of Media & Public Relations


Emmons Wins Gold, Silver To Conclude Changwon World Cup


Matt Emmons’ trip to the


ISSF World Cup for Rifl e/ Pistol in Changwon, South Korea was a successful one as he picked up his second medal of this World Cup - a silver in Three-Position Rifl e, on the fi nal day of competi- tion.


Emmons (Browns Mills,


New Jersey), the 2012 Olym- pic bronze medalist in this


score of 456.0. Hui Zicheng of China would win the gold medal and Han Jinseop of South Korea would win bronze.


Emmons won gold in


Men’s Prone Rifl e, in which he also secured an Olym- pic quota in the process. A quota is essentially the entry ticket necessary for a coun- try to compete in Olympic


in rifl e (Men’s Prone/Men’s Air Rifl e). More information on selection procedures and quotas for 2015 World Cups and the 2016 Olym- pic Games can be found at http://bit.ly/1JGzVyn. Also competing was


George Norton (Salina, Kansas) of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit who fi n- ished in 31st with a score of


and silver), three Finals ap- pearances and one Olympic quota overall. Other high- lights of the event included Elizabeth Gratz (Sigel, Il- linois) shooting a 581 in Women’s Three-Position Rifl e to earn an MQS with a mark that was good enough to theoretically put her in the Finals. The event also saw the World Cup debut of 16-year-old Sarah Osborn (Hampton, Virginia), who


Matt Emmons was the lone medal- ist at this World Cup, winning gold and an Olympic quota in Men’s Prone Rifl e, as well as a silver med- al in Men’s Three-Position Rifl e.


Photos by: Nicolo Zangirolani/ISSF


shot a score of 413.1 to fi n- ish 36th out of 95 competi- tors.


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discipline, qualifi ed for the Finals in second place with a score of 1178. In Finals, which was severely ham- pered by gusty wind con- ditions, Emmons led the match through the fi rst two kneeling-position series, but a 7.4 on his third series moved him down to third place. Through strong shoot- ing in the prone series and the rest of the match, Em- mons eventually fi nished in second place with a fi nal


competition in a particular discipline. Though quota spots would normally go to the top-two fi nishers in Men’s Three-Position Rifl e at this World Cup, Emmons would be ineligible to earn another quota as an athlete is only eligible to win one quota in any discipline for his/her country. The USA Shooting Team has now earned nine of the 30 Olym- pic quotas available, includ- ing two of the 10 available


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1162, and Dempster Chris- tenson (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) who fi nished in 42nd place with a score of 1157. Dan Lowe (USAMU/ Olympia, Washington) and Jean-Pierre Lucas (Dunlevy, Pennsylvania) also shot the match and obtained their Minimum Qualifi ying Score (MQS) necessary for Olympic consideration. By the conclusion of this


World Cup, the U.S. team earned two medals (gold


Matt Emmons from the last edition of USA Shoot- ing News here: http://bit. ly/1Dbk81U.


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