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Jessica Rossi smashes world record in women's trap shooting

08-05-2012 00:38 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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Italy's Jessica Rossi has smashed the world record as she claimed gold in the women's trap shooting this afternoon.

The 20-year-old policewoman from Cento hit 99 of her 100 clay targets over three rounds of qualifying and in a one-sided final. She obliterated the previous record of 96, which has stood since 2006, to win by six points. And it would have been a perfect 100 but for a miss with her 92nd shot. Three competitors were tied on 93 and went into a shoot-off to determine the rest of the medals. Slovakia eventually took silver ahead of France.


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