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Tuesday, August 17, 2004
American Eller fails to qualify for final

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates tied an Olympic record Tuesday, winning the gold medal in double trap shooting.

Al Maktoum scored 189 points, matching the total Mark Russell of Australia reached in Sydney in 2000. The 40-year-old Al Maktoum had the rest of the field playing for silver in the final round, finishing 10 shots ahead of Rajyavardhan Rathore of India.

Wang Zheng of China won the bronze with a 178.

Al Maktoum led by six shots after setting another Olympic record with 144 points in qualifying. Russell had 143 in 2000.

American Glenn Eller of Houston, the world champion, failed to qualify for the finals.

Also on Tuesday, Mikhail Nestruev of Russia won the gold medal in 50-meter pistol shooting with a score of 663.3 points.

Jin Jong-oh of South Korea got the silver. Kim Jong Su of North Korea won the bronze.