Olympic Shooting Update: Day 6

Women’s Skeet Kim Rhode brings home another medal for the…

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Kim Rhode brings home another medal for the USA’s shooting team on Day 6 of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Formerly a two-time gold medalist in Double Trap, Rhode converted to Skeet for this year’s Olympics.

A three-way tie of 93 hits resulted in a shoot-off and a win for Italy’s Chiara Cainero. Christine Brinker of Germany and Kim Rhode missed their second shoot-off target as Cainero missed both. Rhode hit the next two targets to defeat Brinker for the silver.

USA’s Kim Rhode is a three-time Olympian who has won three medals before arriving to Beijing. The was a bronze medalist in 2000 and brought gold home in 1996 and 2004. Getting her start shooting American skeet, she won her first major championship at age 13.

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China’s Du Li captured the gold medal in the Women’s 3-Position 50m Rifle event on Day 6. Her final score of 690.3 broke the standing Olympic record as her qualification score of 589 tied the Olympic record.

The wife of USA Shooting’s Matt Emmons took away the silver for the Czech Republic with a final score of 687.7. Emmons beating Cuba’s bronze medalist Eglis Yaima Cruz’s who fired a 687.6. Cruz took the lead briefly after Du started the final with a poor shot scoring only 8.7, the lowest single shot score of any finalist. Du soon recovered and secured the gold for China after a shooting a 9.9, a 10.4 and back-to-back 10.8s. Emmons quietly scored consistently to overtake Cruz in time for the silver.

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