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Shooting: Stefecekova, Liptak win trap golds in Tokyo

Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova of Slovakia won the Tokyo Olympics women's trap gold medal at the Asaka Shooting Range on Thursday (Jul 29).

Shooting: Stefecekova, Liptak win trap golds in Tokyo

Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova (left) of Slovakia celebrates taking the gold as Kayle Browning of the United States takes the silver in the women's trap at the Asaka Shooting Range during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Jul 29, 2021. (Photo: AP/Alex Brandon)

TOKYO: Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova of Slovakia won the Tokyo Olympics women's trap gold medal at the Asaka Shooting Range on Thursday (Jul 29).

Kayle Browning of the United States won the silver, while the bronze went to Alessandra Perilli of San Marino.

Two-time silver medallist Stefecekova had hit all 125 targets to storm into the final, where she prevailed 43-42 against Browning.

Perilli's third-place finish ensured San Marino's first ever Olympic medal.

World number one Fatima Galvez of Spain and 2012 London champion Jessica Rossi of Italy could not get through the qualifying round.

In the men's event, Czech shooter Jiri Liptak won gold via a shoot-off with compatriot David Kostelecky, who grabbed the silver. The two team-mates hugged, laughed and sat down together on the spot after Kostelecky missed his final shot.

Matthew Coward-Holley of Britain won the bronze.

Croatia's Josip Glasnovic, champion from Rio, crashed out in the qualification round.

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Source: Reuters/kg

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