RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 7 (Reuters) - First-time Olympian Catherine Skinner of Australia battled to the end of a tense final in women’s trap shooting to win the gold medal on Sunday, edging out Natalie Rooney of New Zealand.
The 26-year-old Skinner hit 12 of her 15 orange targets with her shotgun to Rooney’s 11.
American Corey Cogdell, a three-time Olympian, won her second bronze medal by besting Spain’s Fatima Galvez in a shoot-off, after each woman shot 13 of their 15 targets for the medal.
Defending Olympic champion Jessica Rossi of Italy crashed out in the semi-finals after missing five of the 15 targets, a big disappointment for the police officer after she easily claimed gold and set a world record in London 2012.
She finished sixth out of six finalists.
Reporting by Mary Milliken; Editing by Bill Rigby