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August 12, 2008

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Glenn Eller Wins Olympic Gold

Eller_podium Glenn Eller of Katy, Texas, won a gold medal and set two Olympic records in the Men's Double Trap competition.

From USA Shooting:

Eller, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), who finished 12th at the Sydney Games and 17th in Athens, entered the final round today four targets ahead of Italy'€™s Francesco D'€™ Aniello with a qualification score of 145, setting a new Olympic record. The previous Olympic record of 144 was set by Ahmed Almaktoum of the United Arab Emirates at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

After missing his first pair in the final, Eller ended up shooting 45 targets and finished with a total score of 190 targets, setting another Olympic record and taking home the gold.

"I was so happy after I won, but I didn'€™t know whether to cry, smile or jump up and down,"€ said Eller. "After my performances in the last two Olympics, I really wanted to come here and bring home a medal for the U.S. This is definitely one of the greatest moments of my life so far."

Well done, Glenn.

—€”John Snow



Congratulations, Glenn. What an accomplishment to win the gold.