Olympic Shooting 2016: Medal Winners and Scores After Friday's Results

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2016

Athletes compete during the women's 50 meter rifle 3 positions finals at Olympic Shooting Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

Shooting continued Friday at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with medals being handed out in both the men's 50-meter rifle prone and the women's skeet events. 

The men kicked off the day's action with Germany's Henri Junghaenel taking gold and setting an Olympic final record in the process.

Here is a rundown of Friday's shooting results thus far and a recap of the events that saw more Olympic hardware awarded.

     

Men's Shooting

Men's Shooting: 50-Meter Rifle Prone Results
PlaceAthleteCountryScore
GoldHenri JunghaenelGermany209.5
SilverKim JonghyunSouth Korea208.2
BronzeKirill GrigoryanRussia187.3
4Sergey KamenskiyRussia165.8
5Vitali BubnovichBelarus144.2
6Marco de NicoloItaly123.6
7Niccolo CamprianiItaly102.8
8Attapon Uea-AreeThailand80.8
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Junghaenel entered Rio as the world record holder in the final of a men's 50-meter rifle prone event, and he added an Olympic final world record to his resume with a score of 209.5 to take gold.

The German edged out South Korea's Kim Jonghyun, who finished just 1.3 points behind him at 208.2, while Russia's Kirill Grigoryan was a distant third at 187.3 to win bronze.

SZ-Online.de provided a photo of the 28-year-old Junghaenel following his golden performance:

Junghaenel became the first German to win gold in the event since Christian Klees at the 1996 Atlanta Games, and he is now the fourth man hailing from Germany to do it overall.

While Junghaenel is from Deutschland, much of his development as a shooter occurred in the United States.

He was a multitime All-American at the University of Kentucky, and the NCAA congratulated its former star on his huge accomplishment:

The gold medal is the first of any kind in Junghaenel's Olympic career, and it was made even more impressive by the fact that the field included Italy's Niccolo Campriani, who won gold in the 10-meter air rifle competition this year and silver at the 2012 London Games.

Campriani was a non-factor in the rifle prone, however, and it was Junghaenel who stole the show with an Olympic performance for the ages.

Women's Shooting

Women's Shooting: Skeet Results
PlaceAthleteCountryScore
Gold Medal Match
GoldDiana BacosiItaly15
SilverChiara CaineroItaly14
Bronze Medal Match
BronzeKimberly RhodeUnited States15
4Wei MengChina15
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A pair of Italians topped the podium in women's skeet shooting Friday, as Diana Bacosi beat out countrywoman Chiara Cainero in the gold-medal match.

Bacosi scored a narrow 15-14 victory over Cainero, and Angelo Mangiante of Sky Sports tweeted a photo of their celebration:

The medal was the first of Bacosi Olympic career and second for Cainero, as she previously took gold in skeet at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Perhaps the biggest story of the event, though, was American Kimberly Rode, who won bronze and made history by securing a medal for the sixth consecutive Olympics, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports:

Rhode beat China's Wei Meng on a tiebreaker in the bronze-medal match and now has a medal of each color in skeet, as she took gold in London and silver in Beijing.

She also won two golds and a bronze in the now-defunct double trap, doing so at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Games.

Rhode is the most-decorated female shooter in the history of the Olympics, and while she hasn't given any indication regarding her future plans, the 37-year-old could potentially add to her record haul in four years at the 2020 Tokyo Games as part of a sport that often favors experience over youth.

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