Olympics-Shooting-Australia's Skinner wins gold in women's trap

Australia's Catherine Skinner wins gold in women's trap, USA's Cogdell-Unrein reclaims bronze.

"I knew I was capable of it, and I just wanted to put that out there and show New Zealand what I could do".

Rooney becomes the first shooter from New Zealand to earn a silver medal, and this is the first shooting medal for the nation since 1968.

American Corey Cogdell ended up with bronze to replicate her third place in Beijing in 2008.

In a carnival atmosphere with spaghetti western music piping out from the loudspeakers, Skinner s double barrel shotgun proved the most adept at hitting the fluorescent orange targets which when hit exploded leaving a plume of purple smoke hanging in the air.

She was the top qualifier for the finals but missed five of her targets in the six-women shoot-off.

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"I've had plenty of moments when I've missed the first shot and it's sort of just gone down from there", said Skinner, who said she feared it was going to going to happen again when her first shot went astray.

It was a particularly sweet victory for Skinner who has often been in gold medal contention throughout her career only to miss out on the victory she so richly deserved.

The world number one turned up with great hopes of supplying Lebanon with its first gold medal in Olympic history, but the 27-year-old failed to make the final cut. Rooney then dropped her ninth shot to hand the Australian the lead.

In the dramatic bronze medal match, Cogdell-Unrein and Fatima Galvez went to a sudden death shoot-off (Cogdell-Unrein's second of the day). I've had some shockers and I've had some good ones and at the end of the day it's paid off.

Defending gold medallist Jessica Rossi of Italy hit 10 targets in the semifinals and finished sixth.

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