A shoot-off was required to decide the men’s trap winner at the third 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 Changwon, South Korea from May 7th to May 18th 2019.
The qualification round was topped by Great Britain’s Matthew Coward-Holley whom hit 124/125 targets with his only blemish being a missed target during the third round. This was one hit ahead of Andreas Makri of Cyprus. In the final it came down to these two athletes as two misses during the final ten shots placed both athletes with a score of 45. In the ensuing shoot-off it was Makri whom came out on top, winning gold 6-5. Both athletes won the Olympic quota. The bronze medal was won by Australia’s James Willett.
As a result, Great Britain is now eligible to compete in the mixed team trap event. For other nations, the next opportunity to qualify in men’s trap is split, for European and Pan American nations their next opportunity will be at their respective continental games while for other continents they will have to wait for the next World Cup event to be held in Lahti, Finland. Overall, seven nations won the eight quotas available with Italy winning two of them.