CHANGWON, South Korea (September 5, 2018)
No medals were won today by the United States on the fourth day of competition at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Changwon, South Korea, but there’s promise showing among our Junior ranks.
The day started off at the Changwon International Shooting Range with the 50m Men’s Prone Rifle event. The U.S. men won the silver medal in this event yesterday during the Elimination round and received it during an awards ceremony earlier today. Read that recap: http://www.usashooting.org/news/2018/9/4/1101-mens-prone-team-wins-silver-at-issf-world-championship. In today’s Qualification round, however, no U.S. men were to climb atop the podium in the individual event. In unusually challenging wind conditions that had the top Prone shooters around the world perplexed by the wind flag movements, the top for the U.S. came from two-time Olympian Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wisconsin/U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit) who finished in 13th place with a score of 624.0. 2016 Olympian Lucas Kozeniesky (Fairfax, Virginia) finished in 15th place with a score of 623.9 and three-time Olympic medalist Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, New Jersey) finished in 16th place with a score of 623.8.
In Junior Women’s Air Pistol, Sarah Choe (Los Angeles, California) posted the top finish for the United States with a score of 564 for 23rd place. Katelyn Abeln (Douglasville, Georgia) finished in 33rd place with a score of 562 and Kellie Foster (Rockdale, Texas) finished in 43rd place with a score of 559.
In Junior Mixed Air Rifle Team, the team of Sarah Osborn (Hampton, Virginia, 415.1) and Logan Ogden (Galway, New York, 418.8) finished in 11th place with