A final shoot-off and qualification world record was equalled today in the men’s trap at the second 2019 Shotgun World Cup. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the Olympics. The Shotgun World Cup event is currently being held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates from April 5th to April 16th 2019.
2016 Olympic gold medalist Josip Glasnovic equalled the qualification world record by going perfect and hitting all 125 targets, two more than his nearest rival. After some delays, the final came down to Glasnovic and Thailand’s Savate Sresthaporn whom finished level with both sport shooters hitting 47 out of 50 targets. In the ensuing shoot-off it was Glasnovic whom won out after going nine rounds. In terms of Olympic quotas both Croatia and Thailand have earned a spot to compete in the men’s trap.
The next opportunity for nations to qualify in men’s trap will be the next World Cup event to be held in Changwon, South Korea. The World Cup event continues, but the next Olympic quotas to be handed out won’t be until Sunday with the women’s skeet.