ISSF Olympic trap

Officially referred to only as trap, and also known in the United States as international trap, bunker trap, trench or international clay pigeon, the single-target Olympic trap shooting event has a history of more than a hundred years.

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Trap shooting

One of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shooting shotguns at clay targets).

Typical trap shoot line at an amateur event
A competitor at the 2000 Summer Olympics trap shooting with an over/under double-barreled shotgun
A 12-gauge shotgun shell in a transparent plastic hull, allowing the contents to be seen
A modern, automatic trap machine.
Glenn Eller at the 2008 Summer Olympics double trap finals

Trap shooting variants include, but are not limited to, international varieties Olympic trap, also known as "International Trap", "Bunker", ISSF Trap, "Trench".

2017 World Shotgun Championships

The 2017 World Shotgun Championships were held from August 30 to September 11, 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

As in all odd-numbered years, separate ISSF World Shooting Championships is carried out in the Trap, Double Trap and Skeet events.


Municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of Antwerp.

Brasschaat church
Castle of Brasschaat, 19th century
Bunker and antitank ditch in De Inslag
Nature preservation area De Inslag

Its Hoogboom Military Camp hosted the Olympic trap and 100-metre running deer shooting events for the 1920 Summer Olympics in neighboring Antwerp.

Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's trap

The women's trap competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on August 16 at the Markópoulo Olympic Shooting Centre near Athens, Greece.

Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's trap

Held on August 14 and 15 at the Markópoulo Olympic Shooting Centre near Athens, Greece.

Gold medalist Alexey Alipov (2010)

This was the 19th appearance of the men's ISSF Olympic trap event.

Daina Gudzinevičiūtė

Olympic shooting champion from Lithuania and president of National Olympic Committee, member of the International Olympic Committee.

Gudzinevičiūtė at the YOG 2018

Trap shooting for women was first introduced in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Susan Nattrass

Canadian trap shooter and medical researcher in osteoporosis.

A 1911 political cartoon on Canada's bicultural identity showing a flag combining symbols of Britain, France and Canada; titled "The next favor. 'A flag to suit the minority.'"

Competing at an elite international level from the 1970s through the 2010s, Nattrass has had multiple appearances, in one or both of trap or double trap, at Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, and Pan American Games.

World and Olympic records set at the 2004 Summer Olympics

A number of new world records and Olympic records were set in various events at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Emblem of the 2004 Summer Olympics

Men's Trap (Qualification): Russia's Aleksei Alipov, 124 hits (tied record)

Fehaid Al-Deehani

Kuwaiti professional target shooter and officer in the Kuwaiti military.

Fehaid Al-Deehani

Al-Deehani won a bronze medal for the men's double trap shooting event at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and won another bronze for the men's Olympic trap shooting event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's trap

Entrance to the target stand

The men's ISSF Olympic trap was one of the shooting competitions in the shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics events in Paris.