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Perfect Final in Olympic Trap

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Baber, Jul 16, 2008.

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  1. Baber

    Baber TS Member

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    Miranda Wilder is the first American woman (and possibly in the world) to shoot a perfect final round of Olympic Trap. There have been less that 20 perfect 25's single barrel final rounds shot in world wide competition since the single barrel final was introduced following the 2000 Olympic Games.

    Miranda performed this feat at the USA Shooting National Championships in Colorado Springs this afternoon

    Oh ... by the way she also won the Women's National Trap Championship. Not bad for a 14 year old.

    Tom Baber
     
  2. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    Outstanding! A 25 in Olympic trap is an extremely hard accomplishment to achieve, even for the seasoned shooter. Way to go.
     
  3. tad houston

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    Kudos! Well Done
     
  4. ec90t

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    I only wish that I could shoot that good one day. Congrat's on a record performance!

    ec90t
     
  5. Shooting Coach

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    A toast to the next generation of shooters and champions! Well done.
     
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    The BEST of BEST..!!!!! Way to go, Miranda.
     
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    The women are getting scary. One thing that Tom did not point out is that the trap final is shot single barrel, no second barrel allowed, making that 25 very impressive indeed.

    Jessica Rossi -- who is 16 -- won this years Suhl world cup. And a couple of years ago, a South Afrikan lady ran a perfect 75/75 to win World Cup Gold. Guess this is why the powers-that-be set up a separate, smaller, womens event in the Olympics so that a women couldn't possibly embarass the men.

    - - Bill
     
  8. Mr Newbius©

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    Bill ... he mentioned single barrel not only once but twice in the first paragraph.

    Good shooting for sure and she deserves all the accolades that go along with her fantastic perfomance.
     
  9. rtchman

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    Miranda deserves all of the cheers and attention that she is getting with that type of score.Outstanding shooting as she out shot some very experienced shooters to stand on the top spot on the podium. But lets not let the fact that Lance Bade and Jacob Turner both ran the last 50 targets of regulation that they shot along with Lance shooting a 25 in the finals go without praise to.
     
  10. badminton

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    Looks like Kelsey Z shot pretty good herself.

    Congratulations to all.
     
  11. Baber

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    I have been back through the last two years of World Cups and no women has shot higher that a 23 in the final. No perfect scores.... None... Although this was not a World Cup the regulations were the same and many of the shooters as well.

    TB
     
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    Everybody pay attention now - remember this young lady's name - Miranda Wilder. You WILL be hearing a whole lot about her in years to come. What a talent.

    So she runs 25 straight in the Open womens final to take the gold then immeditately walks over one field and lays down another strong performance to take the gold in the Junior womens final.

    Lance Bade can flat out shoot - finished the prelims with 265/275, the dude only missed 10 targets in 11 rounds and spanks 25 straight in the final to take the gold medal. He is a beautiful shooter to watch, very smooth.

    And what do you say about Jacob Turner, maybe the most promising of the junior men - finishes in 1st place after prelims and takes the bronze in the final then immediately walks over one field and slams down a 24 in the Junior final to take the gold.

    It was quite a thrill to watch the juniors - some very, very hard working kids.
     
  13. cecritz

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    Tom, You forgot to mention your $100.00 Payout for a 25 straight shot in a finals, Good Job!!
     
  14. recurvyarcher

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    Awesome shooting by all. Congratulations to Miranda!!!!
     
  15. usashootingdad

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    These junior shooters are making everyone sit up and take notice! Way to go girl!

    ...and kudos to Lance, great shooting buddy!!!

    Chris and Julie Holguin
     
  16. Haskins Bill

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    Remember to make your donation to USA Shooting Team and Hip Hip Hooray for Miss Wilder. Bill
     
  17. Allen Chubb

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    Mr. MX-8B,

    Your recollection is faulty to a certain point. A 199 x 200 is the highest score ever shot in the Olympic Games, but it was shot at the 1972 Munich Games by Angelo Scalzone of Italy. Please note that this score was shot in the days of 1 1/4 ounce loads (36 Gram). The highest score shot to date in the Olympic Games under the 125 target plus final format using 28 gram loads (1 Ounce) was fired by Michael Diamond of Australia in the 1996 Atlanta Games. His score was 124 + 25 = 149. The 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games were fired with the 24 gram loads that we use today. The highest score to date fired in the Olympic Games was shot by Alexei Alipov of Russia with a 124 = 25 = 149 at the 2004 Athens Games.

    It is a diservice to each athlete to compare their tremendous accomplishments to others, especially given the different conditions at each games (Shot Loads, Weather, Altitudes, Range Charactoristics, etc.). Each athlete is worthy of their own place in hisotry regardless of the final score. They are Olympic Gold Medalists and they are in an very elite club where only (12) members exist to date. The present basic rules and regulations were officially adopted at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland. You may do your math and calculate that their should be (14) members, however both Lucianno Giovanetti and Michael Diamond have won Gold Medals at two different Olympic Games (Giovanetti = 1980 & 1984 / Michael Diamond = 1996 & 2000. The possible 13th member of this club will be crowned on August 10th in Beijing, China, unless Mr. Diamond wins an unprecedented third Olympic Gold Medal or Mr. Alipov wins his second Gold Medal. Just setting the record straight.

    Best Regards,

    Allen Chubb
     
  18. Tatanka Donk

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    Miranda, Job well done. Hope to see you one day soon.
    Uncle Don
     
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