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Corey Cogdell-Unrein Wins Bronze in Trap Shooting

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    Olympic shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein has won an Olympic medal before, and this time in Rio was no different. Cogdell-Unrein took home the Bronze medal in women's trap shooting Sunday.

    Cogdell-Unrein grew up hunting and fishing with her family in Alaska and was a natural to the sport. She earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games after just two years of top-level competition, finished 11th at the 2012 London Games and was a medal favorite heading into the Rio Olympics.

    “Going into these Games I am extremely excited for what’s to come,” she said. “I am competing the best I ever have.”

    While Unrein competed in her biggest Games yet, she had quite a crowd of supporters behind her.

    Unrein is married to Chicago Bear Mitch Unrein, who wasn't in Rio to cheer her on but hosted a viewing party with his teammates.

    Most importantly, Unrein will have her father watching as she sets her sights on what could be her biggest achievement yet.

    "He has been my number one fan and supporter ever since I was a little girl shooting BB guns and 22s," she said. "He 100 percent believes in me."

    Unrein began her quest for gold at 7 a.m. CT Sunday, placing fourth in the qualifications. She placed third in the semifinals Sunday afternoon, besting Spain's Fatima Galvez to take home the bronze.

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