|Another mistake costs Emmons gold|
|Matt Emmons scored a 4.4 out of a possible 10.9 on his final shot because his gun accidentally went off.|
|Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Another mistake, another lost chance at a gold medal.|
Four years ago, American Matt Emmons had the lead going into his final shot in the 50-meter 3-position rifle, but he shot at the wrong target and finished without a medal. It was basically a repeat performance on Sunday in the same event, with Emmons scoring a 4.4 out of a possible 10.9 on his final shot because his gun accidentally went off.
Emmons was ahead the entire way in the final round, but because of the mistake, he dropped to fourth, again out of a medal placing.
Qiu Jian won the gold with a total score of 1272.5, while Ukraine's Jury Sukhorukov captured the silver with 1272.4. Rajmond Debevec of Slovenia earned the bronze with 1271.7, right in front of Emmons (1270.3).
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