Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
London 2012
Games Results Sport Event
London 2012
#4 Shooting Trap
Beijing 2008
Games Results Sport Event
Beijing 2008
#4 Shooting Trap
Athens 2004
Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004
#=7 Shooting Trap
Sydney 2000
Games Results Sport Event
Sydney 2000
#1
Shooting Trap
#9 Shooting Double Trap
Atlanta 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
#1
Shooting Trap
Barcelona 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Barcelona 1992
#=11 Shooting Trap

Michael DIAMOND

Australia
Shooting
Height
174 cm / 5'9''
Weight
75 kg / 165 pounds
Birth date
20 May 1972 Sydney, Australia
Gender
Male

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

6 Olympic Games

Michael DIAMOND 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.

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