Clement Bourgue scored 49 points after the first two rounds of trap qualification at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Nicosia ©Getty Images

France’s Clement Bourgue and Italy’s Jessica Rossi are amongst the athletes to be leading the men’s and women’s trap qualification after day one of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Bourgue, who won the gold medal in trap at the 2017 ISSF World Championships, scored 24 and 25 after the first two rounds.

Athletes joining him with the same record include Croatia’s Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Josip Glasnovic and Cyprus’ Andreas Makri.

Makri competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and he has made six appearances in the ISSF World Championships.

Rossi performed at a similarly high level to her male counterparts, scoring 23 in the first round and 25 in the second to secure a total of 48.

Jessica Rossi won Olympic gold at London 2012 in the trap category ©Getty Images
Jessica Rossi won Olympic gold at London 2012 in the trap category ©Getty Images

The London 2012 Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion was not alone in reaching such a high level.

Spain’s 2020 Olympic gold medallist Fatima Galvez and Australia’s 2016 Olympic champion Catherine Skinner matched her total through scores of 24 points in both rounds.

Augusta Rose Campos-Martyn of Puerto Rico and Kathrin Murche of Germany also recorded a total of 48.

The qualification process for the men’s and women’s trap is scheduled to continue tomorrow with the medal matches set to be contested on Saturday (March 12).