Olympics: Shooting

Croatian gets gold in men’s trap shooting

Giovanni Cernogoraz competes in men's trap shooting. (Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Croatia’s Giovanni Cernogoraz defeated Italian Massimo Fabbrizi in a dramatic shoot-off Monday to earn gold at Royal Artillery Barracks.

After 150 targets both men were tied at 146. Fabbrizi, the world champion, missed on his sixth target in the shoot-off and had to settle for silver.

Kuwait’s Fehaid Aldeehani received bronze as he defeated Michael Diamond of Australia in a shoot-off.

Read the full account from the Associated Press here.

Diamond hangs on to trap-shooting lead

Michael Diamond of Australia retained his lead Monday after the final qualifying rounds in men’s trap and moved into the final with 125 points.

Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait is just one point behind Diamond.

The top six shooters after two days of qualifying compete in the final (11 a.m.), which will wrap up the shooting competition at Royal Artillery Barracks.

Emmons takes bronze in three-position rifle

Matthew Emmons dropped from silver to bronze on his final shot in the 50m rifle three position Monday at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Niccolo Campriani finished with 1,278.5 points, an Olympic record, to take gold. Kim Jonghyun of South Korea took advantage of Emmons’s mistake to grab the silver with 1,272.5.

Emmons, who finished fourth in this event in Beijing, finished with 1,271.3 points.

Emmons second heading into rifle finals

Matthew Emmons is in good shape in men's 50m three-position shooting. (Lars Baron -- Getty Images)

Matthew Emmons was in second place after two rounds of qualifying in the 50m rifle three positions Monday at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Niccolo Campriani scored 1,180, eight points ahead of Emmons. Three shooters were just one point behind him.

Emmons was fourth in this event four years ago in Beijing, where he won the gold medal in 50m rifle prone.

American Jason Parker failed to qualify for the final (8:45 ET).

Aussie Diamond leads trap qualifying

Australia’s Michael Diamond led after the first day of men’s trap qualifying at Royal Artillery Barracks.

Diamond had a 75 after three rounds; Karsten Bindrich of Germany, Massimo Fabbrizi of Italy, Anton Glasnovic of Croatia, Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait and Giovanni Cernogoraz of Croatia were all a shot behind.

Shooters will have two more rounds of qualifying Sunday before the medal final.

No Americans competed in the event.

Korean has top mark in pistol qualifying

Choi Young Rae of South Korea was the top qualifier in the 50m pistol Sunday at the Royal Artillery Barracks, topping a group of eight shooters who will move into the finals.

Choi’s 569 was three points better than his nearest competitor, Zhiwei Wang of China.

Six shooters were tied for the eighth spot, which was won by Giuseppe Giordano of Italy by a tenth of a point.

Americans Nickolaus Mowrer (15th) and Daryl Szarenski (28th) failed to advance.

Italy’s Rossi takes trap gold medal

Jessica Rossi of Italy enjoys her win. (Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Jessica Rossi of Italy won gold in trap shooting Saturday at Royal Artillery Barracks, scoring a final world record of 99 while missing only one shot. According to the Associated Press, the former Olympic record was a 91 set by Satu Makela-Nummela of Finland in 2008.

Zuzana Stefecekova of Slovakia won silver and Delphine Reau bronze.