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Matt Emmons Is An Incredible American

by | 18th, August 2008

CH#INA’S newspapers focus on Matt Emmons, who failed to claim any medal in the 50-meter 3-position rifle competition due to a stunning mistake on the final shot, dropping him to a fourth-place finish.

 In the same event in Athens, he shot at another competitor’s target.


He didn’t intend to pull the trigger but did “very softly.” The shot missed the bull’s eye. His score was 4.4, the lowest by anybody in the competition, not really a score at all. A 6.7 was all he needed to win gold. Nobody in the 10-shot finals scored worse than 7.7 (on an 11-point scale) for any shot.

He ended up fourth.

Unlucky, or..?

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