April 21, 2009

Michael McPhail Wins Bronze in Prone at Beijing World Cup

BEIJING, China – Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wis.) claimed the second medal of the 2009 ISSF World Cup season for the U.S. on April 20 by taking home the bronze medal in the Men’s 50m Prone Rifle event at the 2009 ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Beijing, China.

McPhail, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), entered the final in seventh place with a match score of 594 points and fired the highest final score of 104.7 to climb all the way to third place, finishing with a total of 698.7 points and only missing the silver by one tenth of a point.

France’s Jossellin Henry claimed the silver with a total score of 698.8 points, while Warren Potent of Australia claimed the gold medal with a total score of 701.5.

Michael McPhail

Courtesy USA Shooting

Michael McPhail won the bronze medal in Men's 50m Prone Rifle at the 2009 ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup April 20.

McPhail’s USAMU teammate and 1996 Olympian Eric Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.) took fifth place in Men’s Prone with a match score of 594, a final of 103.1 and a total score of 697.1 points.

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