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Derek Burnett unable to make final of men's trap shooting, Croatia's Giovanni Cernogoraz takes gold

Updated: Monday, 06 Aug 2012 17:19 | Comments

Derek Burnett finished in 24th place in the trap shooting qualifying
Derek Burnett finished in 24th place in the trap shooting qualifying

Derek Burnett missed out of the final of the men’s trap shooting at the London Olympics after a highly competitive qualifying round.

Burnett claimed a five round total score of 116 out of 125 over the five qualifying rounds and never dropped below 23 out of 25 during those rounds.

However that score was still only good enough for 27th place and with only the top six progressing to the final, Burnett’s time at the games was over.

Croatia's Giovanni Cernogoraz beat Italy's Massimo Fabbrizi in a shootoff to win the gold medal in the final.

Both men had finished locked on 146 targets out of 150 with Cernogoraz seen in tears after ensuring a medal.

He regained his composure to pip Fabbrizi in the sudden death decider and fell on his back in celebration after his success.

Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait took bronze after he beat Australian Michael Diamond in another shootoff after they tied on 145.

Diamond had looked set for a rare Australian gold at the London after he went perfect through the qualifying sessions before he lost his way in the strengthening wind at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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