For Germany’s Engleder, fourth time lucky in three positions
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 9:35
Barbara Engleder of Germany won gold in the closely fought women’s 50-meter rifle three position event Thursday, her first medal in her fourth and probably last Olympic Games.
The 33-year-old Engleder ranked at or near the top through the kneeling, prone and standing positions of the competition for a total score of 458.6, finishing just 0.2 of a point ahead of first-time Olympian Zhang Binbin of China, who mounted a late surge.
Zhang’s high-profile compatriot Du Li, the 2008 Olympic champion, took the bronze after battling with Engleder and surpassing her during the standing portion of the competition.