Walton Eller

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Walton Eller
Walton Eller at press conference after winning 2008 Summer Olympics double trap.jpg
Eller, August 12, 2008
Medal record
Men's shooting
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing Double trap
ISSF World Championships
Gold 2013 Lima Men's Double trap

Walton Glenn Eller III[1] (born January 6, 1982) is an American trap shooter and four-time U.S. Olympic athlete (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012). 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]

Eller was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Clara Anne (née Rackley) and Walton Glenn Eller, Jr.[4] 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.[5]

Additionally, Glenn Eller is a specialist in the United States Army. He is part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia.[5]

Olympic results[edit]

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

Records[edit]

Current world records held in double trap
Men Teams 430  Italy (D'Aniello, Di Spigno, Franzoni)
 United States (Eller, Holguin, Richmond)
September 3, 2007
August 13, 2009
Nicosia (CYP)
Maribor (SLO)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.army.mil/olympics/2008/bios/eller.html
  2. ^ "Results Men's Double Trap Qualification & Shoot-Off". Beijing 2008 Official Website. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Final Results Men's Double Trap Final". Beijing 2008 Official Website. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  4. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~battle/olympics08/eller.htm
  5. ^ a b "Walton (Glenn) Eller". USA Shooting. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 

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