Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's double trap

The men's double trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 12 at the Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field. Walton Eller, the gold medal winner in this event, broke two Olympic records[1] for both the qualification and final rounds.

Men's double trap
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field
DateAugust 12, 2008
Competitors19 from 14 nations
Winning score190 (OR)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Walton Eller  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Francesco D'Aniello  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hu Binyuan  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.

RecordsEdit

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

Qualification records
World record   Michael Diamond (AUS)
  Richard Faulds (GBR)
  Ronjan Sodhi (IND)
147 Barcelona, Spain
Suhl, Germany
Belgrade, Serbia
19 July 1998
8 June 2008
18 June 2008
Olympic record   Ahmed Al Maktoum (UAE) 144 Athens, Greece 17 August 2004
Final records
World record   Daniele Di Spigno (ITA)
  Ronjan Sodhi (IND)
194 (146+48)
194 (147+47)
Tampere, Finland
Belgrade, Serbia
7 July 1999
18 June 2008
Olympic record   Russell Mark (AUS)
  Ahmed Al Maktoum (UAE)
189 (141+48)
189 (144+45)
Atlanta, United States
Athens, Greece
24 July 1996
17 August 2004

During the competition, Walton Eller broke both Olympic records by a one-hit margin.

Qualification roundEdit

The qualification round was held between 9:00 and 13:00 China Standard Time (UTC+8). It consisted of three programs of 25 doubles each. In the A and B programs, the two targets were simultaneously thrown with a difference of five degrees (one straight and one to the side); in the C program, this was increased to ten degrees (one to each side).

Rank Athlete Country A B C Total Shoot-off Notes
1 Walton Eller   United States 48 49 48 145 Q OR[1]
2 Francesco D'Aniello   Italy 48 46 47 141 Q
3 Jeffrey Holguin   United States 45 48 47 140 Q
4 Hu Binyuan   China 48 42 48 138 Q
5 Richard Faulds   Great Britain 45 46 46 137 Q
6 Russell Mark   Australia 45 48 43 136 6 Q
7 Ahmed Al Maktoum   United Arab Emirates 46 45 45 136 5
8 William Chetcuti   Malta 47 45 44 136 3
9 Roland Gerebics   Hungary 44 47 45 136 1
10 Daniele Di Spigno   Italy 44 46 45 135
11 Håkan Dahlby   Sweden 45 45 45 135
12 Wang Nan   China 42 46 46 134
13 Steven Scott   Great Britain 43 45 46 134
14 Vasily Mosin   Russia 41 47 43 131
15 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore   India 43 45 43 131
16 Vitaly Fokeev   Russia 45 44 41 130
17 Lucas Rafael Bennazar Ortiz   Puerto Rico 45 39 39 123
18 Graeme Ede   New Zealand 38 40 35 113
19 Giuseppe Di Salvatore   Canada 38 34 37 109

OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final

FinalEdit

The final was held at 15:00 China Standard Time (UTC+8). It repeated the C program for the top 6 shooters, and added the results to those of the qualification round.

Rank Athlete Qual Final Total Notes
    Walton Eller (USA) 145 45 190 OR[1]
    Francesco D'Aniello (ITA) 141 46 187
    Hu Binyuan (CHN) 138 46 184
4   Jeffrey Holguin (USA) 140 42 182
5   Russell Mark (AUS) 136 45 181
6   Richard Faulds (GBR) 137 43 180

OR Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Flash: Eller wins gold and breaks Olympic records in the Men's Double Trap". Archived from the original on 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-08-12.