William Chetcuti

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William Chetcuti (born 7 January 1985) is a Maltese sport shooter who specializes in the double trap. He won the 2011 World Cup event in Beijing and the 2004 European Junior Championship where he set what is still a world record.[1][2] He was the first Maltese shooter to win a World Cup medal.[3]

At the 2004 Olympic Games he finished in joint sixth place in the double trap qualification. Following a shoot-off he finished ninth, missing out on a place among the top six, who progressed to the final round.[4] He was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

He won a bronze medal at both the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.

He then finished sixth at the 2008 World Championships. At the 2008 Olympic Games he again finished in joint sixth place in the double trap qualification. Following a shoot-off he finished eighth.[4]

William claimed gold at the Double Trap Men Final in 2011, finishing on the highest step of the podium with a total score of 185 targets. He also won Malta's first Olympic quota place in any sport and has participated in the London 2012 Olympic Games, finishing in ninth.[5][4] He was also the Maltese flagbearer at these Games.[3]

Maltese double trap shooter William Chetcuti won a gold medal in the 2013 Mediterranean Games.[3] This was the first gold medal in any event for Malta since Malta started participating in these games.[3]

Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youths and Sport, Stefan Buontempo congratulated Mr Chetcuti, the Malta Shooting Federation and the Maltese Olympic Committee for the part they played in the history making event that took place yesterday, when the first gold medal was won for Malta in the Mediterranean Games.[citation needed]

Mr Buontempo also congratulated athletes Adam Vella, David Farrugia and Stefan Farrugia for the excellent results obtained. These results encourage more investment by the Government in the sporting industry.[citation needed]

Chetcuti took up shooting at the age of 10, being introduced to the sport by his father and grandfather.[3]

Current world records held in double trap
Junior Men Individual 146  William Chetcuti (MLT) June 24, 2004 Nicosia (CYP) edit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISSF - International Shooting Sport Federation - issf-sports.org". www.issf-sports.org. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  2. ^ Double trap
  3. ^ a b c d e "Glasgow 2014 - William Chetcuti Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  4. ^ a b c "William Chetcuti Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  5. ^ http://www.issf-sports.org/news.ashx?newsid=1479
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Marcon Bezzina
Flagbearer for  Malta
London 2012
Succeeded by
Andrew Chetcuti