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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (May 15, 2019)

Ashley Carroll smiling proudly with a bronze medal while earning an Olympic quota during World Cup Changwon. Photo by Matt Zanis.America’s Shooting Team made it four medals in three events Wednesday at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, South Korea, when Ashley Carroll earned a bronze medal in Women’s Trap. That prime position on the podium was made all that much sweeter knowing it earned Team USA the all-important Olympic quota.

Carroll (Solvang, California) missed just one target in her last 75 during Qualification to advance as the second-best qualifier with a score of 119/125.  Carroll secured the Olympic quota before Finals even began knowing two quotas were available and with four of the five other Finalists having secured quotas for their country in previous matches.

Once in the Final, Carroll missed four targets out of 40 but was able to earn that podium position with 19-consecutive hits.  It is her third career World Cup medal earned and first away from Mexico following a 2017 win in Guadalajara and a 2018 victory in Acapulco.

"I am truly excited that there was another quota won today where there can be two American women representing Team USA at the Olympics," Carroll said.  "This match definitely was not the easiest and the beginning of the match was not where I wanted to be.  However, I figured out something during a round which made me focus harder on having to trust myself.  It worked great the rest of my rounds and in the Final, once I figured out where I needed to be with my eyes.  That's when the trust came back to help me battle all the way to third place." 

Competing in Changwon at World Championships last year she finished 14th with a 32nd-place result at the World Cup event here as well. 

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