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USA’s Thrasher 11th, Germany’s Engleder wins shooting gold with record

Shooting - Olympics: Day 6

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Silver medalist Binbin Zhang of China, gold medalist Barbara Engleder of Germany, and bronze medalist Li Du of China pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the 50m Rifle 3 position event on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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She finished just off the podium on Day 1, but made up for it less than a week later.

Barbara Engleder of Germany set a final round Olympic record by shooting a 458.6, just .2 ahead of silver medalist Binbin Zhang, to win the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions on Thursday.

Zhang is from China, as is bronze winner Li Du.

Thrasher did not make the final round, finishing 11th. Fellow American shooter Sarah Scherer finished 33rd.

Engleder finished fourth in the 10m air rifle, the event won by Team USA’s Virginia Thrasher.

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