Women’s trap offers up a replay of Rio 2016 Olympics drama

BRISBANE – Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist Catherine SKINNER (AUS) and silver medallist Natalie ROONEY (NZL) will feature in the women’s trap final at Belmont Shooting Centre on Friday 13 April.

SKINNER is the world No.1 and grabbed silver at the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, in March. ROONEY is No.7 in the world. Just one target separated them in Rio after SKINNER only scraped into the gold medal match.

Defending Commonwealth Games champion Laetisha SCANLAN (AUS) won a title at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships at Belmont in November, making her the main rival for SKINNER and ROONEY.

In the men’s trap, Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games champion Aaron HEADING (ENG) can make it two out of three after he claimed silver in the gold medal match against Adam VELLA (AUS) at Glasgow 2014.

HEADING can expect a battle with countryman Edward LING (ENG), a Rio 2016 bronze medallist in the men’s trap and ranked No.3 in the world.

Indian Army officer Neeraj KUMAR is an interim leader after stage one (12 April) in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol and local hope Sergei EVGLEVSKI (AUS), who won gold at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships, is six points away in fifth place and well within reach of making it through to the final on Friday 13 April.

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