Glenn Eller

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Glenn Eller
Walton Eller at press conference after winning 2008 Summer Olympics double trap.jpg
Eller in 2008
Personal information
Full nameWalton Glenn Eller III
Born (1982-01-06) January 6, 1982 (age 37)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportShooting
Event(s)Trap

Walton Glenn Eller III[1] (born January 6, 1982) is an American trap shooter and five-time U.S. Olympic athlete (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016). At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal in men's double trap setting both an Olympic Record and a Final Olympic Record.[2][3]

Eller was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Clara Anne (née Rackley) and Walton Glenn Eller, Jr.[4] In 1996, Eller was the first American to win the British Open Sporting Clay junior title. In 1994, he was the U.S. National Sporting Clay subjunior champion.[5]

Additionally, Glenn Eller is a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. He is part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia.[5]

Olympic results[edit]

Eller at the 2008 Summer Olympics double trap finals.
Event 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Double trap 12th
133
17th
127
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
145+45
22nd
126
14th
131

Records[edit]

Current world records held in double trap
Men Teams 424  Italy (Innocenti, Bernasconi, Gasparini)
 Italy (Barillà, Di Spigno, Gasparini)
August 3, 2013
September 14, 2014
Suhl (GER)
Granada (ESP)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.army.mil/olympics/2008/bios/eller.html
  2. ^ "Results Men's Double Trap Qualification & Shoot-Off". Beijing 2008 Official Website. August 12, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  3. ^ "Final Results Men's Double Trap Final". Beijing 2008 Official Website. August 12, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  4. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~battle/olympics08/eller.htm
  5. ^ a b "Walton (Glenn) Eller". USA Shooting. Retrieved September 9, 2008.

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