Bears players wore T-shirts this week to support American trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein this week.
American trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein took home the second Olympic bronze medal of her career on Sunday, defeating Spain’s Fatima Galvez.
Cogdell-Unrein’s first Olympic medal came in Beijing in 2008. She also competed in the 2012 London Olympics, but did not medal.
Cogdell-Unrein’s husband is Chicago Bears defensive end Mitch Unrein. Bears players all wore T-shirts supporting Cogdell-Unrein during Saturday’s practice. Unrein did not travel to Rio because Bears officials didn’t want him traveling the long distance from training camp, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He lamented on Twitter that the event was not being shown live online.
Australia’s Catherine Skinner won gold and New Zealand’s Natalie Rooney was the silver medalist.
Cogdell-Unrein is the only American woman to win a medal in trap shooting, which first became an Olympic event in 2000.