Adam Vella (sport shooter)
|2002 Manchester||Trap pairs|
|2006 Melbourne||Trap pairs|
Adam Vella is the only shooter who has ranked #1 in the World at simultaneously in Trap and Double Trap.
Vella missed selection for the 2008 Summer Olympics despite becoming the No 1 ranked shooter in the world in 2007. His international performances were not taken into consideration as per the AISL Olympic selection criteria and the position was won by Craig Henwood after beating Adam by 1 target.
Vella works at Oz Shooting. His business, where under his instruction, participants to learn the skills of clay target shooting.
Adam Vella has been nominated in 2016 to represent Australia, in what will be his third Olympics. http://www.shootingaustralia.org/news/2016/shooting-australias-final-two-athletes-nominated/
Adam Vella retired from professional Shooting and since December 2016 he has been appointed by Shooting Australia as the National High Performance Shotgun Coach. “Adam’s appointment comes after a competitive recruitment process and at an important time for the sport of shooting, as an Olympic and Commonwealth Games Medallist and former World Number One in two of the three shotgun disciplines Adam comes with an impeccable sporting pedigree. But most importantly he comes as the right person to lead our shotgun team. We need someone who knows the sport from the grass roots to the podium, someone who also has the strength of character to ensure that the sport of shooting challenges itself and delivers on its commitment to being better than it is today. Adam Vella is the unanimous choice of our selection panel" commented Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon. http://www.shootingaustralia.org/media/media-releases/2016/adam-vella-confirmed-as-national-high-performance-shotgun-coach/
|This article about an Australian Olympic medalist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This biographical article relating to sport shooting in Australia is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|