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Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's trap

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Competitors  35 from 25 nations
Start date  2008
Winning score  146 (OR)
Location  Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field, Beijing, China
Venue  Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field

The Men's trap event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 9 and 10 at the Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field. The Czech Republic won its second shooting gold in two days through David Kostelecký, shooting a perfect 25 in the final round and establishing an Olympic record of 146 hits total after the 2005 rule change.


The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 5 sets of 25 targets in trap shooting, with 10 targets being thrown to the left, 10 to the right, and 5 straight-away in each set. The shooters could take two shots at each target.

The top 6 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired one additional round of 25 targets, where only one shot could be taken at each target. The total score from all 150 targets was used to determine final ranking. Ties are broken using a shoot-off; additional shots are fired one at a time until there is no longer a tied.


Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

Qualification round

The qualification round was held between 09:00 and 13:30 China Standard Time (UTC+8) on Saturday (first three rounds) and between 09:00 and 12:00 on Sunday (last two rounds).

Q Qualified for final


The final was held at 15:00 China Standard Time (UTC+8) on Sunday.

OR Olympic record


Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's trap Wikipedia

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