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  • William Chetcuti not ready to give up on the Olympics

    William Chetcuti not ready to give up on the Olympics

    Malta’s leading shooter William Chetcuti could not hide his disappointment yesterday following the ISSF decision to remove Double Trap from the Olympic programme in the 2020 Games in Japan. For the past 15 years, the 31-year-old had established...

  • ISSF vote goes against Double Trap

    ISSF vote  goes against Double Trap

    Double Trap will not figure among the 2020 Tokyo Olympic sports programme following a vote taken by the International Shooting Sport Federation, in New Delhi, on Tuesday. Top officials from the world governing body assembled in India this week to...

  • ISSF ruling could dent Malta’s Olympic dream

    ISSF ruling could dent Malta’s Olympic dream

    Mirco Cenci, technical director at the Italian Shooting Federation, said plans by the International Shooting Sport Federation to omit the men’s double trap shoot from the Tokyo 2020 Games will end the Olympic dream of small countries like...

  • ISSF maintains stance to axe double trap from Tokyo 2020

    ISSF maintains stance to axe double trap from Tokyo 2020

    The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is very likely to stick with its plans and axe double trap from the Olympic Games programme, starting from Tokyo 2020, replacing it with a mixed gender competition. Double trap is not the only...

  • World shooters unite to save double trap

    World shooters unite to save double trap

    The world’s leading double trap shooters have set up a facebook group to increase awareness of their fight to keep their discipline in the Olympic Games fold. Maltese pair William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb, along with their long-time coach...

  • Azzopardi claims podium finish in Italy

    Rifle shooter Patrick Azzopardi, a member of the On Target Shooting Club, has just competed in the Bench Rest Mediterranean finals in Italy. After completing five competitions in three different categories, Azzopardi secured a berth in the...

  • William Chetcuti wins bronze at Rome ISSF World Cup finals

    William Chetcuti wins bronze at Rome ISSF World Cup finals

    William Chetcuti won a bronze medal in the ISSF World Cup finals held in Rome this afternoon. The 31-year-old was one of 11 shooters taking part in the season-ending competition organised by ISSF following his World Cup triumph in Baku last...

  • Attard beats Pellielo in trap final

    Attard beats Pellielo in trap final

    Nazzareno Attard has won the Six Nations Olympic trap shoot – the Fazz’a Italian Cup 2016, Memorial Nando Rossi – held earlier this week. In the final, he outpointed one of the world’s best shooters, Giovanni Pellielo, to claim the prestigious...

  • William Chetcuti banks on mental strength to break his jinx today

    William Chetcuti banks on mental strength to break his jinx today

    William Chetcuti has been one of our most outstanding sportsmen since the turn of the new millennium. The double trap shooter has enjoyed success at all levels of international competition, winning titles and medals at World Cups, World...

  • Deguara tops Trap shoot in Ireland

    Deguara tops Trap shoot in Ireland

    Four Maltese shooters competed in different disciplines and events outside our shores these past few days. Rennie Deguara returned home with the best result after winning the 2016 Irish Olympic Trap Grand Prix at the Ashbourne National Shooting...

  • Chetcuti, Xuereb feats reward years of investment – MSSF chief

    Chetcuti, Xuereb feats reward years of investment – MSSF chief

    The Maltese shooting community had good reason to celebrate over the past few weeks after double trap shooters William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb struck gold in high-level competitions. Chetcuti gave his Olympic Games preparations a massive...

  • Shooter William Chetcuti wins gold medal at World Cup

    Shooter William Chetcuti wins gold medal at World Cup

    Double trap shooter William Chetcuti has won the gold medal in an ISSF World Cup shoot today. Chetcuti won the double trap competition for men in Azerbaijan ahead of Italy's Marco Innocenti. The two had scored 29 out of 30 points in advancing to...

  • Galea claims trophy at Bidnija

    Galea claims trophy at Bidnija

    The Luigi Franchi Trophy trap competition, held at the Bidnija Ranges last weekend, was the first of four selection shoots valid for the Fazz’a Italian Green Cup this summer. The international shoot will be run between August 2 and 28 with the top...

  • Chetcuti, Xuereb shine at Italian Green Cup

    Maltese shooters enjoyed great success at the Fazz’a Italian Green Cup in Umbria as William Chetcuti placed second in the double trap while Nathan Lee Xuereb won the junior competition. Chetcuti produced a strong performance in the qualifying...

  • Trap queen Rossi aiming for gold at Rio Olympics

    Trap queen Rossi aiming for gold at Rio Olympics

    Jessica Rossi may only be 24 but she has already established herself as one of the world’s finest trap shooters in circulation. Since making her professional bow in 2009, the Fiamme D’Oro competitor can boast of a London 2012 Olympics gold medal,...

  • France’s Guerrero secures Trap prize

    France’s Guerrero secures Trap prize

    French shooter Sebastian Guerrero won the trap competition at the 2016 Malta International Grand Prix which came to a close at the Bidnija Ranges yesterday. Guerrero fended off the challenge of highly-rated Italian duo Giovanni Pellielo and...

  • William wins duel of Chetcutis

    William wins duel of Chetcutis

    There was more success for local shooters at the Malta International Grand Prix as William Chetcuti won the double trap competition ahead of Gianluca Chetcuti at the Bidnija Ranges yesterday. This was Malta’s second gold medal in this competition...

  • Vella outscores Bin Futtais in tight finale at Bidnija

    Vella outscores Bin Futtais in tight finale at Bidnija

    Darren Vella claimed the 2016 Malta International Grand Prix Skeet title yesterday. After holding on to top position in the leaderboard, Vella staved off the challenge of United Arab Emirates shooter Saif Bin Futtais in the final to secure the...

  • Vella leads Skeet list at Bidnija

    Vella leads Skeet list at Bidnija

    Darren Vella had an outstanding start to his bid of striking success in the Malta International Grand Prix after topping the provisional leaderboard at the end of Day One of the Skeet shoot, at the Bidnija ranges, yesterday. Vella smashed a...

  • Xuereb strikes gold in junior World Cup in Suhl

    Double Trap shooter Nathan Lee Xuereb won the gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup held in Suhl, Germany, yesterday. This was another remarkable result for the talented Xuereb who is looking to gain qualification for this summer’s Rio...

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