Shooting: Emmons 4th in Rifle
Matt Emmons placed fourth in the 50m men's 3-position rifle competition at the Beijing Shooting Hall Range Sunday afternoon.
Standing second after the qualifying round, Emmons built a solid lead with his first nine shots in the final round. Needing only a 7.0 to secure the victory, he shot a 4.4, falling to fourth place with a final score of 1270.3. The gold medal went to Qiu Jian of China with a score of 1272.5, 2.2 ahead of Emmons. The silver medal was claimed by Jury Sukhorukov of the Ukraine with a 1272.4, while Slovenia's Rajmond Debevec won the bronze medal with a score of 1271.7.
The other U.S. entry, Jason Parker (Omaha, Neb.) shot an 1164 and finished 22nd.
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