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Preview: Day 5 of Shooting

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Shooting in Rio picks back up on day five with two events, men’s 50m pistol and men’s double trap. 

Qualification begins for men’s 50m pistol at 8:00 a.m., and the final starts at 11:00 a.m.

Jin Jong-oh will seek to reclaim his gold medal from London, where he also won gold in the 10m. This time around, the South Korean was unable to earn a medal in 10m when he finished fifth.  

Vietnam’s Hoang Xuan Vinh, the winner of the 10m air pistol competition earlier in the week, will be in the field as well and look to double his medal count. 

Jay Shi and Will Brown will represent the U.S. in the event. Neither was able to qualify for the final in men’s 10 m air pistol. 

The second event of the day, double trap, will begin with qualifying at 8:00 a.m., and the final will begin at 2:00 p.m. 

The U.S. double trap contingent will be led by 2008 Beijing gold medalist Glenn Eller. Eller holds the Olympic record for both qualifying (145) and the final (190). Richmond is the 2016 World Cup San Marino gold medalist, and 2014 World Cup Almaty silver medalist.

He’ll look to impress on the biggest stage after placing 16th in London. 

Not in the field is 2012 gold medalist Peter Wilson, who retired from shooting in 2014. Wilson was only 25 years old when he won Gold for Great Britain at the London Games.

Be sure to catch all the shooting action on or the NBC Sports App. 


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