James Willett

While James Willett started shooting when he was 12, he only began the double trap discipline at the beginning of 2015 and upstaged many of his more fancied rivals around the world during his opening year in the sport. 
 
He shot a Junior World Record in qualifying with 142/150 targets at his first ever World Cup event and just missed out on bronze in a shoot-off at the 2015 World Championships. Willett won the double trap quota for Australia at the Oceania Championships before claiming his first World Cup victory when he won the Rio 2016 test event. 
 
Making his Olympic debut in Rio, Willett moved through to the semi-final after finishing tied with Andres Low as both Willett and the German shot 140/150 to both set a new Olympic record. Willett then shot 26/30 to enter a shoot-off to get into the bronze medal match but missed on his second shot to finish the event in 5th. 

 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Double Trap - Men
Qualification 30, 24, 30, 29, 27 140 2
Semifinal 26 S-off: 1 5
Final Placing 5 / 22