Soldier takes silver at world shotgun competition
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Jeff Holguin competes in the final round of the Men's Double Trap event at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation World Championships, Aug. 13. Holguin, a 2008 Olympian, won a silver medal.

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Army News Service, Aug. 14, 2009) -- U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Jeff Holguin took home a silver medal Aug. 13, in Men's Double Trap at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia.

Holguin hit 144 out of a possible 150 targets in the qualification round and scored a 42 in the finals, missing out on the gold medal by four targets to Italy's Francesco D'Aniello, the 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist.

Holguin, a 2008 Olympian, was joined in the final round by USAMU teammates Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond and Sgt. Glenn Eller, the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, giving the Army three competitors to earn a berth in the final round of six. Eller finished fourth in the world and Richmond followed his comrade in fifth place.

The USAMU Soldiers' solid performance enabled the U.S. team to set a new world record and take home the gold medal in the team portion of the championship.

(Michael Molinaro writes for U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit)

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