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USA Shooting: Corey Cogdell Goes For Another Medal

Can Corey Cogdell improve on her 2008 bronze medal performance?

May 14, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA;  Team USA women's shooter Cory Cogdell during a portrait session at the 2012 Team USA Media Summit at the Hilton Anatole. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
May 14, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Team USA women's shooter Cory Cogdell during a portrait session at the 2012 Team USA Media Summit at the Hilton Anatole. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Corey Cogdell won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the women's trap shooting event and she's back looking for more. Cogdell, who has done some training for the London Games in Colorado Springs, has had a lot of success during her career. Here's a look at her accomplishments:

  • 2012 World Cup Tucson, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 World Clay Target Championship, 6th Place
  • 2010 Championship of the Americas, Gold Medalist
  • 2010 World Championship, 8th Place
  • 2010 National Championship, Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 World Cup Acapulco, Silver Medalist
  • 2009 National Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Bronze Medalist
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, 1st Place
  • 2007 Pan American Games, Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 World Cup Korea, Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 National Championship, Bronze Medalist

The women's trap event format looks like this:

The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 3 sets of 25 targets in trap shooting, with 10 targets being thrown to the left, 10 to the right, and 5 straight-away in each set. The shooters could take two shots at each target.

The top 6 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired one additional round of 25 targets, where only one shot could be taken at each target. The total score from all 100 targets was used to determine final ranking. Ties are broken using a shoot-off; additional shots are fired one at a time until there is no longer a tie.

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The event is scheduled for Aug. 4.

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