Oman’s Ahmed al Hatmi 19th -
LONDON — British sharp-shooter Peter Wilson overcame blustery conditions to win the men's double trap Olympic title yesterday.
The world record holder shot 188 out of 200 to win gold ahead of Sweden's Hakan Dahlby in second on 186 in front of a capacity crowd at the Royal Artillery Barracks in south east London.
Russia's Vasily Mosin took bronze after a shoot-off with Kuwait's Fehaid Aldeehani as both finished on 185.
Wilson had looked assured in taking a three point lead into the final after topping qualifying with a score of 143 out of 150.
He never lost his lead throughout the 50-shot final, where he was cheered loudly by the partisan crowd every time he brought pink smoke from the orange clays.
However, Wilson missed both clays in the 21st round of the final as Dahlby, who hit 49 of 50 targets, closed but the Briton hung on and finished in style by hitting the final two clays.
OMAN’S AL HATMI
Oman’s Ahmed al Hatmi ended 19th in the men’s double trap qualification round yesterday morning. The 27-year-old shooter garnered 37, 46 and 46 in the three rounds for an average of 0.860 and a score 129 to finish 19th among 23 contestants.