Cogdell-Unrein Matches Olympic Bronze with a Battle for World Cup Final Bronze

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posted on October 25, 2016
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Corey Cogdell-Unrein provided a perfect Olympic answer at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in Rome, Italy by matching the Olympic bronze medal she earned in Rio, as she won a World Cup Final bronze to cap off a stellar season.

Like the quest to her second Olympic medal, Corey's medal run was anything but easy. She would qualify for the semifinal in a four-way tie for first with a score of 69/75 after rounds of 25, 22 and 22. In the semis, she was perfect through her first five targets, but could only manage to connect on five of her 10 next targets. The 30-year-old Alaska native would be forced into a shoot-off with the Olympic gold medalist Catherine Skinner of Australia to try and earn a spot in the bronze medal match. It looked like she might advance easily after Skinner missed her first target, but Cogdell-Unrein couldn’t connect either. Skinner again missed on her second shot, but Cogdell-Unrein held strong and made the shot count to advance.

Facing Lebanon’s Ray Bassil in the bronze medal match, a three-time medal winner during the ISSF World Cup season, Cogdell-Unrein would again struggle early missing on three of first seven targets. Despite the inconsistency, Bassil couldn’t take advantage and would be just one ahead with eight targets remaining. Cogdell-Unrein would shake off that frustration in time to crush her final eight targets to secure a two point win and earn her first globe trophy as a World Cup Finals bronze medalist. Bassil missed three of her final six targets.

“The only way I could describe today would be a battle,” Cogdell-Unrein admitted afterward. “Conditions were tough and I struggled all day seeing the targets, especially in the Finals. Today, I certainly can’t say it was one of those feel-good type of days. Shooting today was the kind of day I can look back on and know that I fought to win this medal instead of giving up when things got tough and uncomfortable. I’m so excited to be headed home with a globe trophy and knowing that I have had a successful season. It’s a great way to cap off a year.”

Story and photo courtesy of USA Shooting

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