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Faulds out of medals in shooting

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Video - Faulds disappoints in trap final

British shooter Richard Faulds failed to win a second Olympic medal after finishing sixth in the final of the men's double trap in Beijing.

The 31-year-old, a gold medallist in Sydney eight years ago, fell four shots short of a medal position with a final score of 180.

American Walton Eller won gold after a fine display which saw him finish with 190 successful shots out of 200.

Italy's Francesco D'Aniello claimed silver with China's Hu Binyuan third.

Eller, a 26-year-old deer hunter from Texas, finished 17th in the Athens Olympics in 2004 after suffering with a pinched neck before the Games.

But in Beijing, he finished ahead of a strong field that included two Olympic champions, in Aussie veteran Russell Mark and Faulds, plus 2007 world champion D'Aniello.

"I knew if I tried my best I'd win it," Eller said. "So far this is the highlight but I hope there's more to come.

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"It feels awesome. I was actually glad to have made the final for the first time after missing out at Sydney and Athens, so to win the gold is amazing.

"The big guns were out there. You try not to look, but I knew they were not missing many."

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Video - Silver win too much for Italian

Faulds was always facing a tough battle to claim a medal position after qualifying in fifth place with a score of 137, eight behind morning-leader Eller.

He did make a fine start though, hitting his first 12 traps to move closer to the medal spots, while American Jeffrey Holguin, who started third, slipped up.

But as his aim faltered, Holguin took advantage to take fourth while Mark snatched fifth when Faulds missed with both of his final two shots.

"There was such a large gap going into the final that I thought only the bronze or silver were within my reach," said Faulds.

"I tried my best and got as far as I could."




Shooting medals table

Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forChina 5 2 1 8
Men's 10m Air Pistol 1 0 0
Men's 10m Air Rifle 1 1 0
Men's 50m Pistol 0 1 0
Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions 1 0 0
Men's Double Trap 0 0 1
Women's 10m Air Pistol 1 0 0
Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 2 2 2 6
Men's 10m Air Pistol 0 0 1
Men's 50m Rifle Prone 0 1 0
Men's Double Trap 1 0 0
Men's Skeet 1 0 0
Women's Skeet 0 1 0
Women's Trap 0 0 1
3 also show each event results forCzech Republic 2 1 0 3
Men's Trap 1 0 0
Women's 10m Air Rifle 1 0 0
Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions 0 1 0
4 also show each event results forUkraine 2 1 0 3
Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol 1 0 0
Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions 0 1 0
Men's 50m Rifle Prone 1 0 0
5 also show each event results forItaly 1 2 0 3
Men's Double Trap 0 1 0
Men's Trap 0 1 0
Women's Skeet 1 0 0
6 also show each event results forSouth Korea 1 1 0 2
Men's 10m Air Pistol 0 1 0
Men's 50m Pistol 1 0 0
7 also show each event results forFinland 1 0 1 2
Men's 10m Air Rifle 0 0 1
Women's Trap 1 0 0
8 also show each event results forIndia 1 0 0 1
Men's 10m Air Rifle 1 0 0
9 also show each event results forRussia 0 2 2 4
Men's 50m Pistol 0 0 1
Men's Trap 0 0 1
Women's 10m Air Pistol 0 1 0
Women's 10m Air Rifle 0 1 0
10 also show each event results forGermany 0 1 3 4
Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol 0 1 1
Women's 25m Pistol 0 0 1
Women's Skeet 0 0 1
11 also show each event results forMongolia 0 1 0 1
Women's 25m Pistol 0 1 0
12 also show each event results forNorway 0 1 0 1
Men's Skeet 0 1 0
13 also show each event results forSlovakia 0 1 0 1
Women's Trap 0 1 0
14 also show each event results forAustralia 0 0 1 1
Men's 50m Rifle Prone 0 0 1
15 also show each event results forCroatia 0 0 1 1
Women's 10m Air Rifle 0 0 1
16 also show each event results forCuba 0 0 1 1
Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions 0 0 1
17 also show each event results forFrance 0 0 1 1
Men's Skeet 0 0 1
18 also show each event results forGeorgia 0 0 1 1
Women's 10m Air Pistol 0 0 1
19 also show each event results forSlovenia 0 0 1 1
Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions 0 0 1

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