Giuseppe di Salvatore

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Giuseppe di Salvatore
Personal information
Nationality  Canada
Born (1989-12-19) 19 December 1989 (age 28)
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada[1]
Residence Surrey, British Columbia,
Canada[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s) Trap, double trap
Club Vancouver Gun Club[1]
Coached by Josh Lakatos[1]

Giuseppe di Salvatore (born December 19, 1989 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian sport shooter.[2] He is a bronze medalist in men's trap shooting at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Shooting career[edit]

Di Salvatore, a native of Surrey, British Columbia, started his sporting career at the age of seven, when his father Tony convinced him to shoot a gun.[3] He later became a member of the Vancouver Guns Club, and is currently coached and trained by Josh Lakatos, silver medalist in men's trap shooting at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

At the peak of his career, di Salvatore had produced numerous achievements, including his first ever title from the 2006 Canadian National Shooting Championships. In 2007, he became the youngest ever shooter to claim a bronze medal in men's trap shooting at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, accumulating a score of 134 clay pigeons.[4][5] Following his success from these games, di Salvatore earned a spot on the Canadian shooting team for the Olympics.[6]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, di Salvatore became one of the youngest shooters to compete in shotgun events (both trap and double trap). He scored a total of 112 clay pigeons in the preliminary rounds of the men's trap, by one point behind France's Stéphane Clamens from the final attempt, finishing only in twenty-fifth place.[7] Two days later, he placed nineteenth in his second event, the double trap, by four points behind New Zealand's Graeme Ede, with a total score of 109 targets.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "ISSF Profile – Giuseppe di Salvatore". ISSF. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Giuseppe di Salvatore". 20 January 2013. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  3. ^ Rutherford, Kristina (16 June 2008). "Giuseppe Di Salvatore: young and ready". CBC Sports. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Argentine shooter wins men's trap event at Pan American Games". People's Daily Online (China). 17 July 2007. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Scott, Julie (17 July 2007). "Canada adds to medal haul at Pan Am Games; Mt. Pleasant's Beres advances in men's badminton doubles". Brantford Expositor. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Canada's aggressive, winning attitude in Rio good preparation for Olympics". CanWest News Service. Canada.com. 30 July 2007. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's Trap Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Men's Double Trap Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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