Rifle: Zublasing Finishes 12th in 3 Positions


By Shannon McNamara for WVUsports.com
August 04, 2012 10:10 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University senior Petra Zublasing concluded her competition time at the 2012 London Summer Olympics with a 12th-place finish in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions, today, inside the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Zublasing, a native of Appiano, Italy, shot 581 (192 prone, 194 standing, 195 kneeling), two shots short of qualifying for the event final. Included in her score were 29 total inner 10s.

Jamie Lynn Gray (USA) shot an Olympic record en route to winning the Gold medal with a final score of 691.9. She shot a qualifying score of 592, also an Olympic record, and 99.9 in the final.

Ivana Maksimovic (Serbia) won Silver with a score of 687.5 (590, 97.5), and Adela Sykorova (Czech Republic) earned Bronze with a final total of 683.0 (584, 99.0).

Of note, the rifle 3 positions qualification round was shot in an outdoor range, and athletes had to battle steady wind and rain today.

Today’s result is the second 12th-place finish of the Games for Zublasing, as she also placed 12th in air rifle on July 28. The three-time National Rifle Association First Team All-American will return to Morgantown at the conclusion of the Games and prepare for her final season with the Mountaineers.

The last rifle shooting event of the Games, the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions, is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6. Nicco Campriani (Italy), ranked No. 1 in the world, will shoot for his third final appearance and second medal of the Games; he won Silver in the men’s 10m air rifle on July 30. Seventh-year Mountaineer coach Jon Hammond (Great Britain) also is scheduled to shoot. A link to the live event final, scheduled for 8:40 a.m. ET, can be found HERE.



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