WATCH: US Athlete Breaks Down in Tears After Winning a Silver Medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/31/2021, 10:30 AM EDT


Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been a roller coaster for athletes competing in a pandemic. Despite the troubles, athletes have trained, and those who won are on the top of the world. USA shooter Kayle Browning clinched the silver medal in the trap women event.

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As soon as she won, she called her family and Browning couldn’t hide her emotions. Team USA had a stellar run in shooting sport as they clinched five medals. Shotgun has been the USA’s strongest feat, and they bagged 4 out of 5 medals in the category.

“I did it,” says Kayle Browning to her family back in US

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In the trap women’s individual event, Kayle Browning defeated San Marino’s Alessandra Perilli to clinch the silver medal. 29-year-old Browning competed in her maiden Olympics.

As soon as she achieved her Olympic medal dream, she called back home and said, “I did it.” USA shooting posted a video of Kayle Browning on Instagram holding the USA flag.

Kaylie started shooting at a young age and is 29 now. It has been a long journey for the US shooter. Tommy Browning, her dad, has been by her side since day one and taught her that ” Even if you miss, even if you’re behind, never give up. You’re never out of it until that last shot. ” 

Kaylie took inspiration from her dad fought till the end at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Kaylie had a rough start missing the first two shots in her opening series in trap women’s individual event. But she made an incredible comeback, not missing any shots in the next three series.

In her knockout with San Marino’s shooter, she didn’t miss any shots making a spot in the top two. However, in the second last series, she missed two shots. Slovakia’s Zuzana, the eventual gold medalist, missed just one shot.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Shooting – Women’s Trap – Final – Asaka Shooting Range, Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021. Silver medalist Kayle Browning of the United States celebrates REUTERS/Ann Wang

Notably, both the shooters ended their match without missing their last five shots. There was only a point difference between the gold and silver medalists as they finished at 43 and 42.

The USA is leading in the shooting sport with maximum gold medals. Astonishingly, they clean swept the gold medals in skeet events. While they also clinched medals in 10m air rifle events and trap mixed events.

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American hero Vincent Hancock won his record-breaking third Olympic gold medal at Tokyo Olympics. Team USA will now compete in the 50m rifle, 3 positions, the last shooting event left for the mega games.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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