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Former UAF star finishes 19th in Olympics shooting event

By Dave Goldman 6:26 PM August 14, 2016

Matt Emmons, a former University of Alaska Fairbanks star representing Team USA at the 2016 Olympics, took 19th place Sunday in the men’s 50-meter, three-position shooting event at the Olympic Shooting Center.

However, his finish among the 44 competitors in the early round was not high enough to qualify for the finals.

The four-time Olympian is a three-time medal winner, having earned a gold, silver and bronze. He won his lone gold in the 50-meter prone in Athens, Greece, in 2004, his first Olympics. He also competed at the Olympic games in London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008.

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