Corey Cogdell-Unrein wins bronze in trap shooting

Rio 2016

Bronze medalist Corey Cogdell of the United States smiles on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Womens Trap event during the shooting competition on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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Australia’s Catherine Skinner has captured women’s trap gold at the Rio Olympics after hitting 12 of 15 shots in the finals against New Zealand’s Natalie Rooney.

Skinner hit 14 of 15 shots in the first stage of the finals to earn a spot in the gold medal match. Rooney won a shoot-off with American Corey Cogdell-Unrein after tying for second.

Skinner missed two of her first four shots in the gold medal match, but Rooney twice missed consecutive shots to fall behind. Skinner needed to hit her final two shots and did to take home gold in her first Olympics.

Cogdell-Unrein went to another shoot-off after tying Spain’s Fatima Galvez with 13 in the bronze medal match, but hit her first shot this time. Galvez missed hers, giving Cogdell-Unrein her second Olympic bronze (Bejing).

Defending gold medalist Jessica Rossi of Australia hit 10 targets in the finals and finished sixth.

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