Olympics-Shooting-Stefecekova, Liptak win trap golds in Tokyo

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Shooting - Women's Trap - Qualification Day 1
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Shooting – Women’s Trap – Qualification Day 1 – Asaka Shooting Range, Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2021. Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova of Slovakia in action REUTERS/Ann Wang

July 29, 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova of Slovakia won the women’s trap gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics at the Asaka Shooting Range on Thursday.

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.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by Shri Navaratnam, Peter Rutherford and Hugh Lawson)