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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.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  August 17, 2008; 3:20 AM ET
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He said he was happy for his family has got 3 Olympic medals this time!

Posted by: Vehoo | August 17, 2008 5:39 AM | Report abuse

It is a pity.

Posted by: Sunrise | August 17, 2008 6:44 AM | Report abuse

What a pity!How can he stand such a failure?Best wishes for his futural competition and wish him to go through this difficult period quickly.

Posted by: Owen | August 17, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

I saw this competition and It's a pity.He almost touch the gold medal.Best wishes for his futural competition.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

It is a pity怂But best wishes for his futural competition YOU ARE THE BEST

Posted by: Pattie | August 17, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

He had made two mistakes already both in Athen and Beijing.
But we know he's the best.
I hope he will get the medal in this field in London at 2012.

Posted by: Crist | August 18, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

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