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Matt Emmons Wins 43rd Shooting World Cup Medal

By Craig Bohnert | May 23, 2016, 8:10 p.m. (ET)

Matt Emmons competes in the 50-meter rifle prone finals at the Olympic Shooting Range Munich/Hochbrueck at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol on May 23, 2016 in Munich.

Matt Emmons, who will compete in men’s three-position rifle at his fourth Olympic Games in Rio, won the bronze medal in men’s 50-meter rifle prone on Monday at the world cup in Munich.

The three-time Olympic medalist, currently ranked No. 6 in the world in men’s prone, scored 187.2 to take the bronze, edging Norway’s Stian Bogar by 21.1 points to reach the podium. The gold medal went to world No. 3 Torben Grimmel of Denmark, whose 210.6 points was one point better than Germany’s Henri Junghaenel, currently ranked No. 2.

The bronze is the 43rd medal Emmons has won at a world cup or world cup final event, bringing his totals to 14 golds, 17 silvers and 12 bronzes. The 2004 Olympic champion in 50-meter men’s prone, he has won silver in the same event in Beijing and a bronze in men’s three-position rifle in London. He also has claimed three world championship medals (one gold, two bronzes).

After a medals drought in 2013 and 2014, Emmons is back in podium form. In 2015 he won gold in 50-meter prone and silver in three-position at the 2015 world cup event in Changwon, China, earning the U.S. an Olympic quota spot in prone. He backed that performance with a bronze in three-position at the world cup event in the United States, and also took two national titles (prone and three-position) last year.

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