University Of Utah Shooter Finishes 18th In Her Final Olympic Event
TOKYO — For one Utah athlete the KSL Olympic crew has been covering in Tokyo, her Olympic run has come to an end.
Even though sharp-shooter Alexis Lagan won’t be coming home with a medal, her bubbly and outgoing personality has made her a lot of new fans.
KSL’s Alex Cabrero caught up with her right after her final shot.
Lagan’s last event in Tokyo was the women’s 25-meter pistol event. It was the third shooting event she qualified for in these Olympics.
Unfortunately, Lagan didn’t qualify to get into the final round, coming in 18th out of 44 shooters. But speaking with her, you would think she won the gold medal. She was happy and excited, and she said the experience, which was her first Olympics, was a good building block to learn and feel the pressure that is the Olympics.
Lagan also said all the support from Nevada — where she’s from — and Utah — where she went to the University of Utah — has meant the world to her.
“Oh my gosh, everybody has been so wonderful,” she said. “My phone is constantly buzzing with all these wonderful people saying such good things. I can’t get over it. It’s so wonderful. I love it.”
Lagan said she’s already looking forward to the World Championship season, and in three years, the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
She feels after this experience, she won’t have those Olympic jitters next time.