12 August 2008

Texan Sets Olympic Record In Men's Double Trap

Texan Glen Eller captured the gold medal today and set two Olympic records in the Men’s Double Trap competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

"Eller, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), who finished 12th at the Sydney Games and 17th in Athens, entered the final round today four targets ahead of Italy’s Francesco D’ Aniello with a qualification score of 145, setting a new Olympic record. The previous Olympic record of 144 was set by Ahmed Almaktoum of the United Arab Emirates at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

"After missing his first pair in the final, Eller ended up shooting 45 targets and finished with a total score of 190 targets, setting another Olympic record and taking home the gold."

Very, very cool. Congratulations Mr. Eller!

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