Olympic 50m Prone Recap

Olympic 50m Prone Recap
Michael McPhail was in a nine-way tie with other shooters trying to make the final. After a five-shot shoot-off, he missed making the cut by 0.3 point.

The medal drought continued for USA's rifle shooters, but not for lack of trying. Today in 50m Prone, historically a strong suit for the USA, Michael McPhail of Darlington, WI, found himself locked in  a nine-way tie for third place after the qualifying round at 595/600. In the five-shot shoot-off that followed, McPhail's 51.3 score (in shoot-offs and finals, the target's scoring rings are broken into tenths, with the maximum score for a shot being 10.9) fell 0.3 point short of making the eight-man final.

While those nine shooters and the rest of the field struggled with conditions, Sergei Martynov of Belarus had no such problems as he equaled the world record in the qualifying around: a perfect 600. Close behind was Lionel Cox of Belgium at 599, and veteran Olympian Rajmond Debevec was four points off the lead at 596. And that was the order in which they finished for the medals, with Martynov setting another world record — this one a finals world record of 705.5 (600 in the qualifier, 105.5 in the 10-shot final).

McPhail's USA teammate, Eric Uptagrafft of Phenix City, AL, fired a 594 in the qualifier.



50m Prone


  • Gold — Martynov, Sergei (BLR)                     600*+105.5          705.5**
  • Silver — Cox, Lionel (BEL)                              599+102.2           701.2

  • Bronze — Debevec, Rajmond (SLO)              596.105.0            701.0
  • 4. Karmakar, Joydeep (IND)                         595+104.1            699.1
  • 5. Brodmeier, Daniel (GER)                          595+103.2            698.2

  • 6. Han, Jinseop (KOR)                                   595+103.2            698.2
  • 7. Durkovic, Bojan (CRO)                              595+103.2            698.0
  • 8. Campriani, Niccolo (ITA)                          595+102.6            697.6
  • 9. McPhail, Michael (USA)                            595
  • 16. Uptagrafft, Eric                                         594
  • *equals world record
  • **world record

Recommended for You

The new MSR 15 Long Range in .224 Valkyrie reaches out with authority. MSR

Review: Savage Arms MSR 15 LR

David Fortier - May 17, 2019

The new MSR 15 Long Range in .224 Valkyrie reaches out with authority.

The handloading question: With large availability factory ammo on the market, why bother with reloading? Craig Boddington offers a few answers. Reloading

Reloading Ammo – Why?

Craig Boddington - March 26, 2019

The handloading question: With large availability factory ammo on the market, why bother with...

A simple test shows how runout can affect the accuracy of your rounds. Shooting Tips

The Rundown on Runout

Joseph von Benedikt - May 13, 2019

A simple test shows how runout can affect the accuracy of your rounds.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

RS Sako Finnlight II

RS Sako Finnlight II

The new Sako Finnlight II sports an innovative stock and Cerakote metal paired with the terrific 85 action.

Ruger Launches New American Rifle Predator in 6.5 Grendel

Ruger Launches New American Rifle Predator in 6.5 Grendel

OSG's Lynn Burkhead and Ruger's Matt WIlson kick off SHOT Show 2018 by taking a look at the Ruger Predator.

Black Hills Evolution of Rifle Cartridge: .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match

Black Hills Evolution of Rifle Cartridge: .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match

David Fortier talks with Jeff Hoffman of Black Hills Ammunition about the evolution of the .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match bullet.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Browning's new X-Bolt Max Long Range rifle is an accurate rifle tailored for long range accuracy. Bolt-Action

Browning's New X-Bolt Max Long Range Rifle

Rifle Shooter Digital Staff - April 11, 2019

Browning's new X-Bolt Max Long Range rifle is an accurate rifle tailored for long range...

Wilson Combat's new Ultralight Hunter in .300 Ham'r puts the sport back in modern sporting rifles. MSR

Review: Wilson Combat Ultralight Hunter

Brad Fitzpatrick - March 18, 2019

Wilson Combat's new Ultralight Hunter in .300 Ham'r puts the sport back in modern sporting...

Smith & Wesson's M&P15 SPORT II OR rifle with Crimson Trace CTS-103 optic will be on display at the Smith & Wesson Booth at the 2019 NRA Show. MSR

M&P15 SPORT II Rifle Available with CTS-103 Optic

Rifle Shooter Digital Staff - April 23, 2019

Smith & Wesson's M&P15 SPORT II OR rifle with Crimson Trace CTS-103 optic will be on display...

See More Stories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.