FORT BENNING, Ga. -(Ammoland.com)- Six-time Olympian and 1996 Olympic silver medalist Emil Milev defended his Rapid Fire National Champion title today with his win at the USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol.
Milev (Temple Terrace, Florida, pictured left)) was leading at the end of two days of Qualification with a combined score of 1145. Once in the Final, Milev tied Olympic teammate Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colorado) on his final series, leaving the Final to be decided in a shootoff. Milev won the shootoff five hits to Sanderson’s four.
Though the outcome of the Finals wouldn’t necessarily determine medals, points from the two Qualification matches, plus points earned based on rank in the Finals were combined to determine athletes’ final placements at these National Championships.
Sanderson would go on to claim the silver medal and Alex Chichkov (Temple Terrace, Florida, pictured right) earned the bronze. All three athletes also earned appointments to the USA Shooting National Team.
Tony Chung (Diamond Bar, California) won his second gold medal of this National Championships by winning the Junior Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol event. Chung also won gold earlier this …Read the Rest