Local Olympian Will Brown returns from Rio

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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) -- Twin Falls' Will Brown returned to Idaho Tuesday from competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Brown was met by his parents at Boise Airport.

Brown finished 10th in air-pistol competition at the Olympics, which makes him the third top-10 finisher for an American since 1964 – and the highest American placing since 1992, according to U.S.A. Shooting.

On the competition: "The match was fun to shoot. It's really pretty close competition, the scores are nothing outstanding as far as other competitions we shoot in the year, but it's still world class."

On personal accomplishment: "I was certainly hoping for a better finish and better result, the results I had, or the scores I had did not show the work I put into it."

Brown was never starstruck, but he did become amazed by the Olympic Village.

"Being in Olympic Village, you're surrounded by the best athletes the world has ever seen. Each year the athletes get better and better."

On working for Brackman Excavating:

Reporter: "Obviously your employer has to be willing to work with you."
"They're pretty nice to work with my schedule and let me off when I need to be."

He said that all the negative news surrounding Rio was blown out of proportion.

As for his next adventure, he looks ahead to the World Cup final in Bologna, Italy this coming October.

The 24–year old is no stranger to traveling, he's been to Germany three times this year, twice for competition and once for Olympic Training Camp.




 
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