Junghänel Wins Gold Again at 2013 ISSF World Cup

April 9, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky rifle’s Henri Junghänel notched another gold medal at the 2013 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Changwon, Korea, taking first in the 50M Rifle 3 Position Final on Tuesday after winning gold in the 50m Rifle Prone Men’s event on Saturday.

Junghänel delivered an 1158 in the 50m 3 Position event to qualify for the final and then clinched the gold medal with a 452.9 in the final. Russia’s Fedor Vlasov finished in second place with 452.4 points.

“This is an awesome job by Henri and we couldn’t be any more proud of him,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “To win two gold medals in different events at the same World Cup is an impressive accomplishment and took a strong performance.”

On Saturday, the senior from Breuberg, Germany, used a dominant final to claim the gold medal in 50m Prone, scoring 209.6 points in 20 shots, averaging greater than 10.4 points per shot. The United States’ Michael McPhail finished in second with a 207.4 in the final.

Results of the World Cup are available here.

Junghänel led Kentucky to a second-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships while winning the silver medal in smallbore and finishing seventh overall in air rifle.

The senior delivered a record-breaking performance early in the season in a win over No. 4 Army. Junghänel set the program records for individual aggregate score (1186) and individual smallbore score (592).

With Junghänel leading the team in smallbore and air rifle scoring average, Kentucky claimed its sixth Great America Rifle Conference regular-season title this year, and third in as many years. Junghänel boasted a 588.3 scoring average in smallbore and 592.9 in air rifle.

He plans to compete in the next ISSF event in May in Fort Benning, Ga.