The Malta Independent on Sunday

Italy wins gold in men’s skeet too


Italy's Gabriele Rossetti has earned skeet gold, adding it to the women’s gold in skeet won on Friday in an all Italian final.

Rossetti hit all 16 targets in the gold medal match and earned his first gold medal after Sweden's Marcus Svensson missed his final shot.

Kuwait's Abdullah AlRashidi, competing for the independen­t team, was the fan favourite on his way to bronze.

The capacity crowd, many of them Brazilian, cheered wildly for the mustachioe­d Al-Rashidi during introducti­ons and with every target he hit.

Al-Rashidi raised his arms in the air after defeating Ukraine's Mikola Milchev in the bronze medal match, then dropped to his knees and kissed the ground.

Al-Rashidi rose and threw his hat in the air as the crowd chanted "Ole, ole, ole, mustache!" in Portuguese.

 ??  ?? Gabriele Rossetti kissing the gold medal
Gabriele Rossetti kissing the gold medal

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