For Germany’s Engleder, fourth time lucky in three positions


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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.

The medals chart thus far below..

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