Alessandra Perilli of San Marino and Talal Alrashadi of Kuwait claimed the women’s and men’s trap gold medals respectively at the ongoing ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Lonato in Italy.
Alessandra topped women’s trap qualification – four clear of her closest challenger with a score of 122. Madelynn Ann Bernau of USA finished second with 118 and Spain’s Fatima Galvez secured third in a qualification shoot-off with Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova of Slovakia with both scoring 117.
Ellie Seward of Britain was fifth with 116, while Russia’s Ekaterina Subbotina claimed the sixth and final place in a four-way shoot-off with Guatemala’s Adriana Ruano Oliva, Finland’s Mopsi Veromaa and Italy’s Jessica Rossi.
In the final, Alessandra won the gold in a shoot-off with Madelynn, after the American squandered what looked like a win by missing three of her last five targets.
With both locked at 42 points, Alessandra won the gold while Madelynn ended the day with a tinge of disappointment.
Galvez claimed the bronze medal following a shoot-off with Rehak Stefecekova before falling short of the top two.
In the men’s trap qualification, Croatia’s Giovanni Cernogoraz finished with 123 – just two short of a perfect record.
Gennadii Mamkin of Russia finished second in a shoot-off with the US’ Brian Burrows after both scored 122.
Talal of Kuwait took fourth with 121, and France’s Antonin Desert took the fifth spot in a colossal nine-person shoot-off and was joined on that total by Egypt’s Abdel Aziz Mehelba.
Russia’s Maxim Kabatskiy and Poland’s Tomasz Pasierbski fell just short of the final.
Talal then missed just four of 50 targets in the final to score 46 – holding off Mamkin by one point, who was level until he missed his penultimate target.
Abdel claimed bronze safely ahead of Giovanni, but narrowly missed the top two in a shoot-off.
Brian and Antonin finished fifth and sixth respectively.