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ISSF World Cup Beijing: Men's Double Trap

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 24, 2011)

At the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Beijing, China, a Maltese shooter claimed his federation’s first-ever World Cup gold medal and Olympic quota place. William Chetcuti shot 141 targets in qualification to enter the final in fourth place. With the highest final of 44 targets, Chetcuti climbed the ranks to finish with the gold medal despite the windy conditions. “This is the first World Cup Gold medal and the first Olympic Quota ever won by a Maltese athlete in any sport. I feel really proud and happy!” Chetcuti said in in interview with the ISSF’s Marco Dalla Dea. The silver medalist was Ronjan Sodhi of India with 183 targets (144+41). Sodhi was also awarded an Olympic quota for 2012. The bronze medalist was Li Jun of China, who finished with 140 qualification targets and 42 targets for 182 total hits.

Billy Crawford (Johnstown, Ohio, pictured above) was the highest placing USA Shooting Team member with 135 targets for sixteenth place. Sergeant Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) shot 133 targets and teammate Brian Maher (San Antonio, Texas) finished with 113 targets. For complete scores and results, please visit the ISSF Website.

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