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Emmons is former NCAA champ, too

Updated: August 20, 2004, 11:58 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Earlier this year, Matt Emmons discovered someone had sabotaged his rifles.

Whoever did it might have helped him win a gold medal.

"To be honest, I think it was a blessing in disguise,'' Emmons said. "This gun right now is way better than the gun I had.''

Using a gun loaned to him by a training partner back home, Emmons won the 50-meter prone rifle competition Friday. Christian Lusch of Germany won the silver medal and Sergei Martynov of Belarus ...

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