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petition, it would be decided by the last shot when Shehaj edged her Finals foe on the last day Nathalie Granados (New York, New York). A win in the Final on the last day helped her edge Uptagrafft ZKR KDG À QLVKHG WKLUG LQ WKH À QDO


Shehaj competed for Al- bania in the 1992 and 1996 2O\PSLF *DPHV À QLVKLQJ as high as 14th in Barcelo- na. She came to the United States in 2009 and became a United States citizen in 2012. The 47-year-old is an owner of a Mediterranean restaurant aptly named Olympia Dining & Sports Bar. She becomes just the third woman ever to go 20+ years between Olympic ap- pearances. 8SWDJUDIIW À QLVKHG LQ


second place overall and 6LOYD À QLVKHG LQ WKLUG SODFH Both women are expected to compete in the U.S. Olym- pic Team Trials for Airgun in Camp Perry, Ohio June 3-5.


Men’s Three-Position Rifl e


The other featured match


was Men’s Three-Position 5LÁ H ZKLFK VDZ 86$08 Staff Sergeant George Nor- ton (Salina, Kansas) earn top marks over Dempster Christenson (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) and Ryan Anderson (Wasilla, Alaska).


Anderson (Wasilla, Alaska).


(Top) Rapid Fire competitors Emil Milev and Alex Chichkov.


(Bottom) Top fi nishers in Men’s Three-Position Rifl e: (l to r) Dempster Christenson, George Norton and Ryan Anderson.


Bottom photo courtesy of USAMU.


Norton was down eight points to Christenson after 'D\ 2QH EXW ELJ 4XDOLÀ FD tion scores over the next two days ultimately earned him a 10-point win in the end. The U.S. has just one quota LQ 0HQ·V 7KUHH 3RVLWLRQ 5LÁ H event that has already been claimed by three-time Olym- pic medalist Emmons based on his international perfor- mances in 2015.


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can only secure an Olympic Team nomination now by ei- ther winning one of the two available spots in Men’s Air 5LÁ H RU E\ (PPRQV HDUQLQJ a double start by winning a SRVLWLRQ LQ $LU 5LÁ H DV ZHOO The U.S. Olympic Team Tri- als for Airgun will take place June 3-5 in Camp Perry, Ohio. Read more about the win- ners starting on page 41.


Athlete


9LUJLQLD 7KUDVKHU 6SULQJÀ HOG 9D Sarah Scherer (Woburn, Mass.) Sarah Beard (Danville, Ind.)


George Norton (USAMU/Salina, Kan.) Dempster Christenson (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Ryan Anderson (Wasilla, Alaska) Jay Shi (Phoenix, Ariz.)


Will Brown (Twin Falls, Idaho) Nick Mowrer (Butte, Mont.) Enkelejda Shehaj (Naples, Fla.) Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.) %UHQGD 6LOYD 6QRZÁ DNH $UL] Emil Milev (Temple Terrace, Fla.)


Brad Balsley (USAMU/Uniontown, Penn.) Alex Chichkov (Temple Terrace, Fla.) David Higgins (San Clemente, Calif.) Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) Hank Gray (USAMU/Belgrade, Mont.)


Place Event 1st


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Men’s Free Pistol


Women’s Sport Pistol


Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol


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Women’s Three-


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