Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's double trap

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Men's double trap
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field
Date August 12, 2008
Competitors 19 from 14 nations
Winning score 190 (OR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Walton Eller  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Francesco D'Aniello  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hu Binyuan  China
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Shooting at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Rifle
50 m rifle three positions men women
50 m rifle prone men
10 m air rifle   men   women
Pistol
50 m pistol men
25 m pistol women
25 m rapid fire pistol men
10 m air pistol men women
Shotgun
Trap men women
Double trap men
Skeet men women

The men's double trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 12 at the Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field. Walton Eller, the gold medal winner in this event, broke two Olympic records[1] for both the qualification and final rounds.

The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 3 sets of 50 shots in trap shooting. Shots were paired, with two targets being launched at a time.

The top 6 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired one additional round of 50. The total score from all 200 shots was used to determine final ranking. Ties are broken using a shoot-off; additional shots are fired one pair at a time until there is no longer a tie.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

Qualification records
World record  Michael Diamond (AUS)
 Richard Faulds (GBR)
 Ronjan Sodhi (IND)
147 Barcelona, Spain
Suhl, Germany
Belgrade, Serbia
19 July 1998
8 June 2008
18 June 2008
Olympic record  Ahmed Al Maktoum (UAE) 144 Athens, Greece 17 August 2004
Final records
World record  Daniele Di Spigno (ITA)
 Ronjan Sodhi (IND)
194 (146+48)
194 (147+47)
Tampere, Finland
Belgrade, Serbia
7 July 1999
18 June 2008
Olympic record  Russell Mark (AUS)
 Ahmed Al Maktoum (UAE)
189 (141+48)
189 (144+45)
Atlanta, United States
Athens, Greece
24 July 1996
17 August 2004

During the competition, Walton Eller broke both Olympic records by a one-hit margin.

Qualification round[edit]

The qualification round was held between 9:00 and 13:00 China Standard Time (UTC+8). It consisted of three programs of 25 doubles each. In the A and B programs, the two targets were simultaneously thrown with a difference of five degrees (one straight and one to the side); in the C program, this was increased to ten degrees (one to each side).

Rank Athlete Country A B C Total Shoot-off Notes
1 Walton Eller  United States 48 49 48 145 Q OR[1]
2 Francesco D'Aniello  Italy 48 46 47 141 Q
3 Jeffrey Holguin  United States 45 48 47 140 Q
4 Hu Binyuan  China 48 42 48 138 Q
5 Richard Faulds  Great Britain 45 46 46 137 Q
6 Russell Mark  Australia 45 48 43 136 6 Q
7 Ahmed Al Maktoum  United Arab Emirates 46 45 45 136 5
8 William Chetcuti  Malta 47 45 44 136 3
9 Roland Gerebics  Hungary 44 47 45 136 1
10 Daniele Di Spigno  Italy 44 46 45 135
11 Håkan Dahlby  Sweden 45 45 45 135
12 Wang Nan  China 42 46 46 134
13 Steven Scott  Great Britain 43 45 46 134
14 Vasily Mosin  Russia 41 47 43 131
15 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore  India 43 45 43 131
16 Vitaly Fokeev  Russia 45 44 41 130
17 Lucas Rafael Bennazar Ortiz  Puerto Rico 45 39 39 123
18 Graeme Ede  New Zealand 38 40 35 113
19 Giuseppe Di Salvatore  Canada 38 34 37 109

OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final

Final[edit]

The final was held at 15:00 China Standard Time (UTC+8). It repeated the C program for the top 6 shooters, and added the results to those of the qualification round.

Rank Athlete Qual Final Total Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  Walton Eller (USA) 145 45 190 OR[1]
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Francesco D'Aniello (ITA) 141 46 187
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Hu Binyuan (CHN) 138 46 184
4  Jeffrey Holguin (USA) 140 42 182
5  Russell Mark (AUS) 136 45 181
6  Richard Faulds (GBR) 137 43 180

OR Olympic record

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