The United States proved that it is home to the best Women’s Trap shooters in the Western Hemisphere. Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) and Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) battled it out for the gold medal. Heiden was leading by one target headed into the final (73 out of 75 targets to 72 out of 75 targets), but Cogdell’s 18 out of 25 targets sent the pair to a shoot-off. Cogdell bested Heiden four targets to three to win the gold and quota. Kelsey Zauhar (Lakeville, Minn.) finished with 62 out of 75 targets in qualification and beat two other shooters to claim a spot in the final. She shot 19 targets out of 25 targets in the final to tie Brazil’s Karla de Bona for the bronze medal. In just three targets, Zauhar would have earned the bronze medal and the American sweep, yet a single country sweep is not allowed.
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