August 8, 2016 / 9:12 PM / 4 years ago

Croatia's Glasnovic wins trap gold in shootoff

2016 Rio Olympics - Shooting - Final - Men's Trap Finals - Olympic Shooting Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016. Josip Glasnovic (CRO) of Croatia competes. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Josip Glasnovic won Croatia’s first gold of the Olympics in the trap-shooting, beating Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo in a four-shot shootoff.

Glasnovic, a 33-year-old who also competed in Beijing in 2008, hit a perfect 15 of 15 in the semi-final but missed two in the final. He then fired four of four in the shootoff.

Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo, 46, earned his third silver medal in his seventh Olympic appearance.

Edward Ling, a 33-year-old Briton, took the bronze medal from David Kostelecky of the Czech Republic, in a 13-9 round.

Reporting by Scott Malone, editing by Neil Robinson

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