COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Shooting Championship of the America’s got a flavor of scarlet and gray on Thursday, as two Buckeyes – Katelyn Abeln and Henry Leverett – earned gold medals.
Abeln won gold in 25m. pistol and she teamed up with Leverett to earn gold in the mixed team sport pistol event. In the 25m pistol, Abeln finished with a final score of 22, seven point better than second place Laina Perez of Cuba.
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Abeln’s win was also significant because she also earned an Olympic quota for next summer Olympics in Paris in 2024. There are only 25 total Olympic quotas available in each event and they can only be earned in a championship – for the United States that is World Championship, Championship of the Americas, or Pan-American games.
There are still more Buckeyes left to compete, too. Tomorrow and Saturday, Henry Leverett will compete in his primary event, the rapid fire pistol.