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Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's double trap

The men's double trap competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on August 17 at the Markópoulo Olympic Shooting Centre near Athens, Greece.

Men's double trap
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueMarkópoulo Olympic Shooting
Centre
DateAugust 17, 2004
Competitors25 from 19 nations
Winning score189 =OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ahmed Al Maktoum
 United Arab Emirates
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
 India
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wang Zheng
 China
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The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 3 sets of 50 shots in trap shooting. Shots were paired, with two targets being launched at a time.

The top 6 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired one additional round of 50. The total score from all 200 shots was used to determine final ranking. Ties are broken using a shoot-off; additional shots are fired one pair at a time until there is no longer a tie.

Ahmed Al Maktoum, a member of Dubai's royal family, set a historic milestone for the United Arab Emirates by picking up the nation's first ever gold medal in Olympic history, breaking a new Olympic record of 179 in the qualification round and increased his six-point lead to a ten-point post-final victory margin at 189.[1] India's Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who finished fifth earlier in the prelims with 135, shot steadily in the final round to grab the silver with 179, while China's Wang Zheng scored 178 to edge out his teammate Hu Binyuan for the bronze by a single hit.[2]

Defending Olympic champion Richard Faulds failed to reach the final round after a dismal display in the prelims, posting a total record of 130 out of 150 to finish thirteenth in a field of twenty-five shooters.[1]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

Qualification records
World record   Michael Diamond (AUS) 147 Barcelona, Spain 19 July 1998
Olympic record   Russell Mark (AUS) 143 Sydney, Australia 20 September 2000
Final records
World record   Daniele di Spigno (ITA) 194 (146+48) Tampere, Finland 7 July 1999
Olympic record   Russell Mark (AUS) 189 (141+48) Atlanta, United States 24 July 1996

Qualification roundEdit

Rank Athlete Country A B C Total Shoot-off Notes
1 Ahmed Al Maktoum   United Arab Emirates 48 48 48 144 Q, =OR
2 Håkan Dahlby   Sweden 46 48 44 138 Q
3 Wang Zheng   China 43 49 45 137 Q
4 Waldemar Schanz   Germany 44 44 47 135 Q
5 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore   India 46 43 46 135 Q
6 Hu Binyuan   China 45 45 44 134 12 Q
7 Daniele Di Spigno   Italy 45 46 43 134 11
8 Fehaid Al-Deehani   Kuwait 44 44 46 134 3
9 William Chetcuti   Malta 43 44 47 134 1
9 Vitaly Fokeev   Russia 44 44 46 134 1
11 Rashid Al-Athba   Qatar 38 46 48 132
12 Mashfi Al-Mutairi   Kuwait 43 43 45 131
13 Bret Erickson   United States 43 42 45 130
13 Richard Faulds   Great Britain 41 44 45 130
15 Steve Haberman   Australia 43 42 44 129
16 Sean Nicholson   Zimbabwe 44 41 43 128
17 Walton Eller   United States 41 44 42 127
17 Marco Innocenti   Italy 41 43 43 127
19 Vasily Mosin   Russia 38 44 44 126
19 Thomas Turner   Australia 44 42 40 126
21 Saleem Al-Nasri   Oman 39 43 43 125
22 Angelos Spiropoulos   Greece 39 46 39 124
23 Lucas Rafael Bennazar Ortiz   Puerto Rico 36 42 44 122
24 Francisco Boza   Peru 40 43 38 121
25 Joonas Olkkonen   Finland 41 38 39 118

=OR Equalled Olympic record – Q Qualified for final

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Qual Final Total Shoot-off Notes
    Ahmed Al Maktoum (UAE) 144 45 189 =OR
    Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (IND) 135 44 179
    Wang Zheng (CHN) 137 41 178
4   Hu Binyuan (CHN) 134 43 177 2
5   Håkan Dahlby (SWE) 138 39 177 1
6   Waldemar Schanz (GER) 135 40 175

=OR Equalled Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Shooter Almaktoum wins UAE's first gold at Athens Olympics". People's Daily. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Shooter Rathore strikes silver". Rediff.com. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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