For the second consecutive Olympic Games, Croatia has finished atop the medal stand in the Men’s Trap competition. Josip Glasnovic followed in London 2012 winner Giovanni Cernogoraz’s footsteps to take home medal #1 for Croatia on Day 3 of the Rio Games.
Glasnovic placed third in the preliminary round to advance to the semifinals later in the day, where he was the only shooter to hit 15/15 targets. In the gold medal match, he squared off against 3-time medalist Giovanni Pellielo of Italy. Both men hit their first 5 shots, with Glasnovic the missing his 6th, and Pellielo following up with misses on his 7th and 8th shots. The Croatian failed to hit his 13th shot, and with nothing to separate the pair after 15 shots they headed to a sudden death shootout, where Glasnovic went 4/4 to take home the Gold.
Other Croatian events to come today include:
Men’s Singles Round of 32: Marin Cilic vs Radu Albot (3PM ET)
Croatia Water Polo vs Montenegro (7:50PM ET)
Tuesday’s Key Events:
Men’s Singles Sculls QF’s and SF’s: Damir Martin (7:30AM ET, 11:10AM ET)
Men’s Double Sculls SF’s: Martin Sinkovic and Valent Sinkovic (9:30AM ET)
Croatia Handball vs Argentina (8:50PM ET)
Croatia Basketball vs Argentina (9:30PM ET)