Browsing: Jamie Gray

Five quick midweek military sports links, starting with an appreciation: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCliUYT6PQc[/youtube] 1. NFL Films and sprint football. Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films, son of its founder and one of the reasons so many people watch professional football on Sundays, died yesterday at 69 after a long fight with brain cancer. Read more about him from our friends at USA Today here. The video above, a 2004 NFL Films short on sprint football, features an Army-Navy showdown and showcases the NFL Films style football fans have come to love — up-close action, a soaring soundtrack, eyeball-gripping interviews, seamless edits, all…

Jamie Gray, wife of Staff Sgt. Henry Gray of the Army Marksmanship Unit, broke the Olympic record for the 50-meter three-position rifle event Saturday, earning the third gold medal for U.S. shooters at the London games. Gray’s score of 691.9 bested the old mark of 690.3, set four years ago in Bejing by China’s Du Li. The American’s qualifying-round score of 592 also set an Olympic record, according to this USA Today report. Gray follows two U.S. skeet shooters to the top of the 2012 Olympic podium: Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock broke his own final and qualification records Tuesday in…

The wife of an Army marksman came within two points of reaching the first medal podium of the London Olympics. Jamie Gray, wife of Staff Sgt. Henry Gray of the Army Marksmanship Unit, finished fifth in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event Saturday, posting a score of 499.7 over her qualifying and final rounds. China’s Yi Siling took the gold with a score of 502.9. Poland’s Sylwia Bogacka led after qualifying and ended up with the sliver, and China’s Yu Dan took bronze with a two-round score of 501.5. Get full results here. Gray, who took fourth in the air…

Two spots on the U.S. Olympic pistol team are spoken for, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski has one of them. But adding another one couldn’t hurt. Szarenski, already en route to his fourth Olympics after earning a berth in the 10-meter air pistol event, will compete for a 50-meter free pistol spot at the Olympic qualification event at Fort Benning, Ga., beginning Thursday. He took 14th in the 50-meter event at the Beijing games last year. The qualifier, which will decide four open spots pistol spots and three smallbore rifle spots for the London games, runs through June…

The 2012 Summer Olympics don’t start until late July, but qualifying events for Team USA have been going on practically since the cauldron in Beijing went dark four years ago. At least one of the soldiers who made the trip to China in 2008 will head to London later this year — Army Sgt. 1st Class¬†Daryl Szarenski will compete in his fourth Olympics after winning the air pistol trials. Szarenski won the 10-meter air pistol event at the 2011 Pan American Games last October and took second in the 50-meter event. He finished 14th in the 50-meter in Beijing. Army…

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