Australia’s James Willett registered a world record-equalling total of 125 targets in qualification before going on to win the men’s trap final at the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco.
The 23-year-old followed up his perfect qualification score by managing 47 targets, enough to secure top honours in the Mexican seaside resort.
Egypt’s Ahmed Zaher claimed silver with 43 targets.
Rounding off the podium was China’s Yu Haicheng with 35 targets.
James Willett shot a World Record equalling 125/125 qualifying score to make the Trap Men's Finals, before going on to shoot 47/50 to win Gold in Acapulco, Mexico. Terrific effort from James representing Australia! pic.twitter.com/YmC7eZmPGT— Shooting Australia (@ShootingAus) March 20, 2019
Zaher and Yu clinched Olympic quota places for Tokyo 2020.
Completing the top six were Great Britain’s Nathan Hales, Italy’s Massimo Fabbrizi and France’s Sebastien Guerrero.
Action in Acapulco is due to continue tomorrow.
Medals will be awarded in the mixed team trap event.