Steven Scott edges out British team-mate Tim Kneale to take double trap bronze

Published: Wednesday 10th August 2016 by The News Editor

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Steven Scott won a bronze medal in the men’s double trap at Deodoro after beating Great Britain team-mate Tim Kneale in a head-to-head contest.

Both men failed to reach the gold medal match, and then faced a shoot-out with James Willett to decide which two progressed into the scrap for third, with the Australian missing out to leave the two Britons to fight it out for the final podium position.

And it was 31-year-old Scott, from Sussex, who produced the goods, beating Kneale 30-28 and giving Britain a second shooting bronze medal of the Rio Games after Ed Ling finished third in the trap on Monday.

Scott delivered a perfect score of 30 in wet and blustery conditions, while double trap world record holder Kneale missed two of his targets.

The colleagues embraced each other before and after the final, but it was Scott who collected a medal.

The gold medal match, meanwhile, pitted independent athlete Fehaid Aldeehani against Italy’s Marco Innocenti.

Aldeehani dominated the six-competitor semi-final, while Innocenti made a late charge to secure his place in the final, but Aldeehani prevailed 26-24 to take gold.

Scott, Kneale and Willett were all tied in equal third place after the semi-finals, with Willett missing out in an extra round to decide the two bronze medal match representatives.

Published: Wednesday 10th August 2016 by The News Editor

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