Black Earns Spot on National Team
Jan. 13, 2015
FORT WORTH - Hannah Black started 2015 with a bang as she took home top spot in 50-meter three-position at the Rifle Selection Match hosted by USA Shooting. The victory earned her a spot on the National Team.
Shooting at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Black finished ahead of current OTC resident Amy Sowash and Olympian Amanda Furrer. The two-day event saw Black fire a 579, which was good enough to earn her a spot in the finals. She made her mark in on day two as she fired a national record 591 to propel her to the top of the podium. The score was one point off the World Record and topped her personal best by nine points. Her two-day score of 1,181 was two points better than Sowash's mark of 1,179.
Her performance has earned her a spot on the squad that will compete at the World Cup in Changwon, Korea.
This Selection Match determined the Three-Position and Prone Rifle competitors for the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, Korea April 8-16, as well as serve as part one of the selection process for the smallbore rifle teams at the World Cups in Fort Benning, Georgia and Munich, Germany in May. Part two of the selection process for the remaining World Cups will take place at Fort Benning in March and the scores will be combined with the January selection results to determine who will compete at the USA and Germany World Cups.
World Cups have added significance for these rifle athletes in 2015 as the four ISSF World Cups and the Pan American Games mark the remaining opportunities for athletes to earn quota slots for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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