ISSF World Cup Chile: Richmond Brings Home Bronze

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 3, 2011)

Staff Sergeant Joshua Richmond (Hillsgrove, Pa.) claimed the bronze medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Concepcion, Chile. Richmond shot a solid 143 targets in qualification and 46 out of 50 targets in the final to finish with 190 total targets. National Shotgun Coach Bret Erickson remarked, “He’s number one in the world and showing it. Richmond is a great competitor and should be a promising future Olympian.” Richmond’s bronze medal gives him a leg up on the competition in U.S. Olympic selection points. Currently with 48 total selection points, Richmond is well on his way to earning a nomination for London 2012. Richmond’s United States Army Marksmanship Unit and National Shotgun teammates Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) and Jeffrey Holguin (Yorba Linda, Calif.) finished in eleventh and twentieth respectively. A notable accomplishment in the shooting world came from Russia’s Vitaly Fokeev, who set a new world record with 148 targets after three rounds of shooting in Men’s Double Trap.

Competition on March 3 will bring the much anticipated Women’s Skeet final. Qualification begins at 6:30AM Mountain Standard Time (MST) and the finals will be around 12:00PM MST. The ISSF is experiencing difficulties with the internet in Chile, so scores may not be real-time. Check back to USA Shooting’s Facebook page and the ISSF often as results will be posted as soon as possible.

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