Glenn Eller

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Walton Glenn Eller III[1] (born January 6, 1982) is an American trap shooter and five-time U.S. Olympic athlete (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016). At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal in men's double trap setting both an Olympic Record and a Final Olympic Record.[2][3]

Glenn Eller
Walton Eller at press conference after winning 2008 Summer Olympics double trap.jpg
Eller in 2008
Personal information
Full nameWalton Glenn Eller III
Born (1982-01-06) January 6, 1982 (age 39)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportShooting
Event(s)Trap
Medal record

Eller was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Clara Anne (née Rackley) and Walton Glenn Eller, Jr. He attended James E. Taylor High School in Katy, a suburb of Houston.[4][5] In 1996, Eller was the first American to win the British Open Sporting Clay junior title. In 1994, he was the U.S. National Sporting Clay subjunior champion.[6]

Additionally, Glenn Eller is a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. He is part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia.[6]

Olympic resultsEdit

 
Eller at the 2008 Summer Olympics double trap finals.
Event 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Double trap 12th
133
17th
127
  Gold
145+45
22nd
126
14th
131

RecordsEdit

Current world records held in double trap
Men Teams 424   Italy (Innocenti, Bernasconi, Gasparini)
  Italy (Barillà, Di Spigno, Gasparini)
August 3, 2013
September 14, 2014
Suhl (GER)
Granada (ESP)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.army.mil/olympics/2008/bios/eller.html
  2. ^ "Results Men's Double Trap Qualification & Shoot-Off". Beijing 2008 Official Website. August 12, 2008. Archived from the original on August 15, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  3. ^ "Final Results Men's Double Trap Final". Beijing 2008 Official Website. August 12, 2008. Archived from the original on August 15, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  4. ^ http://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Pages/Hall-of-Honor---2016.aspx
  5. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~battle/olympics08/eller.htm[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Walton (Glenn) Eller". USA Shooting. Retrieved September 9, 2008.

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