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