Rebounding from a disappointing performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Matt Emmons earned his second bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup Final for Rifle/Pistol on Sunday to close his season with a bang.
The reigning champion in three-position rifle, Emmons earned bronze with a total score of 447.9. Russia’s Sergey Kamenskiy took gold with 461.4 and China’s Hui Zicheng the silver with 460.5.
Emmons owns an Olympic medal of each color, including a bronze in three-position rifle from the London 2012 Olympic Games. This is Emmons’ 14th World Cup Final medal in his career and second at this event. Just three days ago, Emmons earned bronze in men’s prone rifle behind gold medalist and compatriot Michael McPhail. Despite finishing 19th at the Rio Olympics, Emmons won six world cup medals this season.
Also on Sunday, Sarah Beard competed in her first World Cup Final in women’s three position rifle, finishing 10th. Emmons’ performance to close competition gave the U.S. its fourth medal of the meet, as Ginny Thrasher won bronze in women’s air rifle on Saturday. The U.S. finished second on the overall medal table, trailing only China’s eight medals.