William Chetcuti

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William Chetcuti (born 7 January 1985) is a Maltese sport shooter who specializes in the double trap. He is currently the Men's Double Trap World Champion.

At the 2004 Olympic Games he finished in joint sixth place in the double trap qualification. Following a shoot-off he finished ninth, missing out on a place among the top six, who progressed to the final round. He was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

He won a bronze medal at both the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.

He then finished sixth at the 2008 World Championships. At the 2008 Olympic Games he again finished in joint sixth place in the double trap qualification. Following a shoot-off he finished eighth.

Chetcuti also holds the junior world record in this event.[1]

William claimed Gold at the Double Trap Men Final in 2011, finishing on the highest step of the podium with a total score of 185 targets. Apart from being the current double trap world champion, he has also won Malta's first Olympic quota and has participated in the London 2012 Olympic games.[2] Maltese double trap shooter William Chetcuti has won a gold medal in the Mediterranean Games. They are currently being held in Mersin, Turkey.

This is the first gold medal for our country since Malta started participating in these games.

Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youths and Sport, Stefan Buontempo congratulated Mr Chetcuti, the Malta Shooting Federation and the Maltese Olympic Committee for the part they played in the history making event that took place yesterday, when the first gold medal was won for Malta in the Mediterranean Games.

Mr Buontempo also congratulated athletes Adam Vella, David Farrugia and Stefan Farrugia for the excellent results obtained. These results encourage more investment by the Government in the sporting industry.

The Mellieha Local Council would also like to congratulate William Chetcuti on his gold medal win. The mayor together with all the concillors congratulate the Mellieha resident and wish him more success.

Current world records held in double trap
Junior Men Individual 146  William Chetcuti (MLT) June 24, 2004 Nicosia (CYP) edit

References[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Marcon Bezzina
Flagbearer for  Malta
London 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent