Michael Diamond (sport shooter)
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20 May 1972 |
Sydney, New South Wales
|Height||174 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Updated on 4 October 2015.|
Michael Constantine Diamond, OAM (born 20 May 1972) is a professional target shooter from Australia. His father, Con, managed a gun club and was a sporting shooter himself and introduced Michael to the sport at the age of eight.  Mastering the shotgun, Diamond succeeded in winning the Olympic gold medal for trap consecutively in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000, becoming the second men's trap shooter to have done so. He held the world record in double trap, and held the final world record in trap between 2007 and 2008. Diamond is of Greek heritage. In 1997, he changed his surname from Diamontopoulos to Diamond.
Diamond won the trap event at the 2007 World Shotgun Championships. Michael Diamond was selected to compete in his sixth Olympic Games in London. At the end of the qualification period, he was leading with an Olympic record of 125/125, but ended up finishing fourth overall, losing to Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait in a bronze Medal shoot-out.
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