U.S.' Corey Cogdell-Unrein, who's married to Bears DE, wins Olympic bronze in shooting

Sunday August 7th, 2016

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. 

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