ISSF World Cup USA: Men's 50m Prone and Free Pistol

FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 22, 2011)

Germany’s Henri Junghaenel won the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone match today at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup USA. Not only did he bring home the gold medal, but an Olympic quota for London 2012 for his home country. Junghaenel entered the final with 597 points in the lower half of the field, but shot his way up with the highest final of 105.6 points. He shot for a total of 702.6 points. Sergei Martynov of Belarus finished with the silver medal and 598 qualification points. Martynov stayed in the game with 103.1 points in the final for a total of 701.1 points. The bronze medalist was Serbia’s Nemanja Mirosaljev with 597 qualification points. Mirosaljev shot 103.3 points in the final for a three-tenths victory over China’s Weiyi Wang. He finished with 700.3 total points.

The USA Shooting Team’s Sergeant First Class Eric Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala., pictured) shot 598 qualification points and 101.9 points in the final for 699.9 total points. He finished in fifth place. Teammate Sergeant Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wisc.) shot 596 qualification points but missed the final by four-tenths of a point in a four person shoot-off. He fired 51.4 points in the shoot-off. Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) shot 594 points to finish in twentieth place.

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