James Willett wins Gold

Articles | Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

Australian Double Trap shooter James Willett has defeated world number one Vasily Mosin of the Russian Federation to win Gold in a nail-biting contest at the 2016 ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

April has been quite a ride for the young New South Welshman, seeing Willett selected as a member of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team and named as Shooting Australia's Male Shooter of the Year and Athlete of the Year. 

Willett's records in the last 12 months include Gold at the Oceania Championships in Sydney, Bronze at the Junior World Cup in Suhl, and most recently Bronze at the World Cup in Cyprus.

“Yes, it looks like I’m peaking at the right moment,” said Willett when asked about his second consecutive World Cup medal. “I only started shooting Double Trap in 2014, and it feels great to win some medals and be on top of the podium.”

This morning’s victory gives Willett the first ISSF World Cup Gold of his career.

 

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