The depth and talent of clay target shooting in Australia is well and truly on show at the World Cup in Acapulco with more gold being won in the Mixed Trap event.

Having already taken gold this week in the Men’s Trap, talented shooter James Willett teamed up with Laetisha Scanlan to score a clear victory in the mixed trap on Thursday.

Scanlan has also had a memorable World Cup having claimed Silver in the women’s event, continuing a run of form that has her well placed to enjoy a successful year.

Mitchell Iles and Penny Smith missed out on a medal finishing fourth - two targets behind Bronze medallists Kirsty Barr and Matthew Coward-Holley from Great Britain.

Even though Mitchell and Penny were unlucky to miss a medal, they set a new world record of 149.

Willett and Scanlan dominated the final of the mixed event, going out to an early lead and never looking back.

The mixed victory came hot on the heels of strong performances in the men’s Trap for Willett.

James equalled the world record shooting a perfect 125 and another four shooters weren’t too far behind shooting 124 targets.

In the final, he held first place from the beginning to end, ultimately defeating Egyptian shooter Ahmed Zaher and Bronze medallist Haichen Yu from China.

It was a decisive performance from Willett who was clearly the best shooter in the competition.

Scanlan was equally strong in the women’s Trap, pushing eventual winner Jessica Rossi of Italy all the way.

Rossi eventually held on by just two shots to take Gold while Laetisha was a clear silver medallist finishing two shots ahead of Bronze medallist Weiyun Deng from China.

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