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World Championships in Baku: the eternal Giovanni Pellielo gives Italia Team the last Olympic quota in the trap


Giovanni Pellielo never ceases to amaze. Indeed, the Italian veteran has managed to carve out a place for himself in the six-man final of the World Shooting Championships, guaranteeing Italia Team the fourth and final pass available in trap for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

The four-time Olympic medallist qualified for the final showdown with the third best score (123 +16), obtained at the end of a shoot-off staged with six other shooters on the Baku (Azerbaijan) range. In the final, he subsequently finished in sixth position, finishing with a score of 18/25. 

For him, in addition to this precious achievement, comes the mathematical certainty of claiming one of the five Olympic quotas that were up for grabs, thanks to the simultaneous presence among the top six of two Americans (the United States had already run out of nation places in men’s trap).

It is yet another career achievement for Pellielo (photo ANSA), who in Paris 2024 could go down in history at the Summer Olympics, joining brothers Piero and Raimondo D'Inzeo and Josefa Idem (including two with West Germany) as an eight-time participant. 

Italy, therefore, also secured its fourth and final pass in this speciality after the one secured by Silvana Stanco, victor at the European Games in Larnaca in 2022, and those obtained last June by Jessica Rossi and Mauro De Filippis, gold medallists at the European Games in Krakow.  

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