Croatia has its first medal of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and it’s gold.
Josip Glasnović won gold for Croatia in the men’s trap shooting competition, beating Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo in the gold medal match. Glasnović, who finished fifth in the competition in Beijing eight years ago, won a gold medal in the event at the 2013 European Championships. A sudden death shootout was required to determine the gold medal winner, with Glasnović following Pellielo’s miss in the fourth round with a hit to win gold.
Pellielo once again narrowly missed out on a gold medal, as he won silver in the men’s trap at both the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. An Italian has reached the podium in men’s trap in six of the last seven Summer Olympics, but none have managed to win the gold medal.
Winning the bronze was Great Britain’s Edward Ling, who defeated David Kostelecky of the Czech Republic in the bronze medal match.
Rounding out the top six in the competition were Egypt’s Ahmed Kamar and Italy’s Massimo Fabrizzi, with Fabrizzi entering the competition with sights on returning to the medal stand after wining a silver medal in London four years ago.