Final Trap Women

Loving Mexico! One year after Acapulco, Ashley Carroll takes gold in Guadalajara

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Guadalajara, MEX

The 23-year-old Californian won the second World Cup gold of her career, besting the Rio 2016 Olympic Champion, Australia’s Catherine Skinner, and her teammate Aeriel Alease Skinner, who respectively took silver and bronze.

Day 3 at the ISSF World Cup Stage 1 in Guadalajara (MEX) closed in the best possible way, with United States of America’s Ashley Carroll pocketing her second career World Cup gold and setting a new Trap Women World Record.


The 23-year-old Californian nailed a remarkable performance, only missing her 5th and 46th target and leading all along the match, then finishing with 48 hits out of 50 targets. Four more than Australia’s Catherine Skinner.


The current Olympic Champion and leader of the world ranking in this event failed to match Carroll’s pace, eventually taking silver with 44 hits out of 50. It’s the 4th World Cup medal for the 28-year-old from Melbourne.


Aeriel Alease Skinner — United States’ second finalists — completed the podium in 3rd place, crushing 34 clays out of 40 and pocketing the first World Cup medal of her career. The United States’ 23-year-old previously set a new Qualification World Record, crushing 119 clay targets out of 125.


Finland’s Mopsi Veromaa and San Marino’s Alessandra Perilli followed the American, respectively placing 4th and 5th.


The Finnish 37-year-old, bronze medalist at last year’s World Cup stage in New Delhi (IND), hit 28 of her 35 targets, while the Sammarinese 29-year-old — a seven-time World Cup medalist in Trap Women — hit 23 out of 30.


Italy’s first-time finalist Lucia Palmitessa (19) was the first to leave the match, hitting 14 targets out of 25 and besting the 9th place she nailed last year in New Delhi.

Medal standings after 7 out of 15 events

Rank Nation Individual Team Total
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 INDnation flag 2 3 1 1 3 4 7
2 CHNnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
2 ROUnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
4 USAnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
5 HUNnation flag 1 1 1
6 GERnation flag 1 1 2 2
7 AUSnation flag 1 1 1
7 AUTnation flag 1 1 1
7 MEXnation flag 1 1 1
10 FRAnation flag 1 1 2 2
5 5 5 2 2 2 7 7 7 21

The ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara (MEX) will continue tomorrow with the Trap Men final, scheduled at 4:30 pm (UTC-6:00).


The final will be streamed live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel, on its official Facebook page and on the Olympic Channel.


Live results of the competition, news and updates will be available on and on all ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.


RESULTS - Trap Women

1. CARROLL Ashley

2. SKINNER Catherine

3. SKINNER Aeriel Alease


VIDEO - Final Trap Women


VIDEO - Final Trap Women

Interview with Ashley CARROLL (USA)


Marco Vettoretti


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