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Michael Diamond

Full name: Michael Constantine Diamond (Diamondopoulous-)
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 20, 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: New South Wales Gun Club, Goulburn
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Michael Diamond was a six-time Olympian who competed in trap shooting for Australia. The highlight of his career came when he won two gold medals in 1996 and 2000, becoming only the second Olympic shooter to defend that title, after Italian [Luciano Giovanetti]. He learned to shoot as a boy when his father managed a gun club. Diamond won the 2007 World Championship and was a five-time Commonwealth Games Champion, winning in 1998, 2002 (in both trap and trap pairs), 2006, and 2010. He added three silver medals at the Commonwealth Games, finishing second in trap pairs in 1998, double trap pairs in 2002, and individual trap in 2010.

Diamond was expecting to compete at the 2016 Olympics but in May of that year he was stopped by police on suspicion of drunk driving and was found to have a shotgun and 150 rounds of ammunition in his car. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. This followed reports of a domestic dispute with his brother, who took out an apprehended violence order against him. Because of his offense the Australian Olympic Committee refused to nominate him for the Rio Games. In early 2017 Diamond was found guilty of firearms and drunk-driving offenses. His firearms license was suspended for 10 years and he was given probation instead of jail time.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Mixed Trap Australia AUS 11T
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Men's Trap Australia AUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Men's Trap Australia AUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Men's Double Trap Australia AUS 9
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Men's Trap Australia AUS 7T
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Men's Trap Australia AUS 4
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Men's Trap Australia AUS 4

Mixed Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP ERP PRP SFRP SFP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Australia AUS Final Standings 193
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Australia AUS Elimination Round 193 147 46
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Australia AUS Semi-Final 46
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Shooting Australia AUS Preliminary Round 147 24 25 25 25 25 23

Men's Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PRP FRP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P FP PP SOP S1P S2P S3P S4P S5P QP
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Australia AUS Final Standings 149
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Australia AUS Final Round 149 124 25
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Shooting Australia AUS Preliminary Round 124 25 24 25 25 25
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Australia AUS Final Standings 147
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Australia AUS Final Round 147 122 25
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Australia AUS Preliminary Round 122 23 24 25 25 25
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Australia AUS Final Standings 119
2004 Summer 32 Athina Shooting Australia AUS Preliminary Round 119 25 22 25 24 23
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Australia AUS Final Standings 142
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Australia AUS Final Round 142 119 23 2
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Shooting Australia AUS Preliminary Round 119 25 23 24 24 23 3
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Australia AUS Final Standings 145
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Australia AUS Final 145 20 3 125
2012 Summer 40 London Shooting Australia AUS Qualification 125 25 25 25 25 25

Men's Double Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PTS R1P R2P R3P
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Australia AUS Final Standings 135
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Shooting Australia AUS Preliminary Round 135 44 46 45
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