Hammond Earns Top-12 Finish

  • By Sara Wells
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  • July 28, 2014 05:46 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -  West Virginia University rifle coach Jon Hammond finished 11th in the men’s 50m rifle prone, today, at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, in Carnoustie, Scotland, as a part of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Competing in front of a home crowd for the second time in two years, the Aberdeen, Scotland, native earned a 615.9 total over six series (102.5, 102.9, 104.0, 100.9, 103.7, 101.9).
Shooting for Australia, Warren Potent placed first in the competition, winning Gold with a 204.3 mark in the final. Gagan Narang, shooting for India, won the Silver medal with a 203.6 showing. The Bronze medal was awarded to Kenneth Parr of England, who shot a final score of 182.0.
Hammond returns to the range tomorrow for the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions competition. He earned a Silver medal in the event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The Commonwealth Games are an international, quadrennial event similar to the Olympics. Beginning in 1930, this year’s games mark the 20th competition between athletes from the members of the Commonwealth of Nations.