Adam Vella (sport shooter)

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Adam Vella
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's shooting
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Trap
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester Trap pairs
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Trap pairs
Gold medal – first place 2014 Glasgow Trap
Silver medal – second place 2002 Manchester Trap

Adam Joseph Vella (born 12 June 1971) is a clay target shooter from Australia. Vella was born in Melbourne and is a Commonwealth Games triple gold medalist and an Olympic bronze medalist.[1]

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.[2]

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.

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.