Saturday, September 10, 2011
U.S. archers bring home bronze medals
The American women made their way to the podium at the ISSF World Clay Target Championship with Kim Rhode and Morgan Craft winning bronze medals.
Rhode battled with China's Wei Ning in an eight-round target shoot-off, Ning finished with eight targets to claim the silver medal and Rhode with seven targets.
"It is an honor to represent the USA and bring home a medal," Rhode said, according to USA Shooting. "This was a great test of my skills against the competition that I will face in London and my goal of five medals in five Olympic Games."
Germany's Christine Wenzel won the gold medal.
Craft lost a shoot-off to France's Lucie Anastassiou but took home bronze in her first overseas trip.
"All the time, sweat and dedication put into my training this summer more than paid off when the bronze medal was placed around my neck on the podium while representing the USA," Craft said.