GB are World Champions in Men's Team Trap


Great Britain’s Olympic Trap men’s team are World Champions after defeating Czech Republic in the final in Croatia.

The team of Matt Coward-Holley, Nathan and Hales and Aaron Heading shot phenomenally to secure a 6-2 win in the gold medal match, securing them the title of the best in the world.


The result comes just a day after Hales secured silver with compatriot Lucy Hall in the Mixed Team event, and means the 26-year-old shooter from Kent comes away with a medal haul of two silvers and a gold.

What a week for Hales, having secured a trio of medals. Speaking after the win, he said: “It’s been a phenomenal week. If you’d have told me this was going to happen the week before we came out here I wouldn’t have believed it. It’s been absolutely great to have this team by my side and for us to go all the way and win gold.

“We’re a strong team, we keep getting stronger and the harder we push each other, the stronger we’re going to get.”

Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist, Coward-Holley, said: “We all pulled together at the right time I think. We all had our moment but that’s the whole point of having a team event because we can all be there for each other to keep us up high.

“We’ve all been pushing each other all year through selection and comps so that has definitely driven us all to improve.”

Heading, who also competed in Tokyo alongside Coward-Holley, said: “It feels absolutely incredible. To be able to call ourselves Team World Champions – we are truly the dream team.”