Michael Diamond (sport shooter)

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Michael Diamond
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's shooting
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta Trap
Gold 2000 Sydney Trap
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1998 Kuala Lumpur Trap
Gold 2002 Manchester Trap
Gold 2002 Manchester Trap pairs
Gold 2006 Melbourne Trap pairs
Gold 2010 Delhi Trap pairs
Silver 1998 Kuala Lumpur Trap pairs
Silver 2002 Manchester Double trap pairs
Silver 2010 Delhi Trap

Michael Constantine Diamond, OAM (born 20 May 1972 in Goulburn, New South Wales)[1] is a professional target shooter from Australia. His father, Con, managed a gun club and was a sporting shooter himself and introduced Michael to the sport at the age of eight. [1] Mastering the shotgun, Diamond succeeded in winning the Olympic gold medal for trap consecutively in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000, becoming the second men's trap shooter to have done so. He held the world record in double trap, and held the final world record in trap between 2007 and 2008. Diamond is of Greek heritage. In 1997, he changed his surname from Diamondopolous to Diamond.

He won the trap event at the 2007 World Shotgun Championships. Michael Diamond was selected to compete in his sixth Olympic Games in London.[2] At the end of the qualification period, he was leading with an Olympic record of 125/125, but ended up finishing fourth overall, losing to Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait in a bronze Medal shoot-out.

Personal Life[edit]

Michael is married to wife Cathy and together they have two daughters, Isabella and Angelica. [2]

Olympic results[edit]

Event 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
Trap (mixed) 11th
147+46
Not held
Trap (men) Not held 1st Gold
124+25
1st Gold
122+25
8th
119
4th
119+23
4th
125+20
Double trap (men) Not held 9th
135

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toby Creswell and Samantha Trenoweth (2006). 1001 Australians You Should Know. Australia: Pluto Press. p. 422. ISBN 9781864033618. 
  2. ^ "Australian shooters named for London Olympics". 7 June 2012.