Alessandra Perilli won the women's trap today in Italy ©Getty Images

San Marino's Alessandra Perilli and Kuwait's Talal Alrashadi claimed the women's and men's trap gold medals today at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup in Lonato in Italy.

Perilli topped women's trap qualification after five rounds - four clear of her closest challenger with a total of 122.

The United States' Madelynn Ann Bernau finished second on 118 and Spain's Fatima Galvez secured third in a qualification shoot-off with Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova of Slovakia with both scoring 117.

Ellie Seward of Britain was fifth with 116, while Russia's Ekaterina Subbotina claimed the sixth and final place in a four-way shoot-off with Guatemala's Adriana Ruano Oliva, Finland's Mopsi Veromaa and Italy's Jessica Rossi.

In the final, Perilli won the gold in a shoot-off with Bernau, after the American squandered what looked like a win by missing three of her last five targets.

With both locked at 42 points, Perilli won the gold while Bernau ended the day with a tinge of disappointment.

Galvez claimed the bronze medal following a shoot-off with Rehak Stefecekova before falling short of the top two.

Giovanni Cernogoraz could only finish fourth in the men's trap despite topping qualification ©Getty Images
Giovanni Cernogoraz could only finish fourth in the men's trap despite topping qualification ©Getty Images

In the men's trap qualification, Croatia's Giovanni Cernogoraz finished with 123 - just two short of a perfect record.

Gennadii Mamkin of Russia finished second in a shoot-off with the US' Brian Burrows after both scored 122.

Alrashidi of Kuwait took fourth with 121, and France's Antonin Desert took the fifth spot in a colossal nine-person shoot-off and was joined on that total by Egypt's Abdel Aziz Mehelba.

Russia's Maxim Kabatskiy and Poland's Tomasz Pasierbski fell just short of the final.

Alrashadi then missed just four of 50 targets in the final to score 46 - holding off Mamkin by one point, who was level until he missed his penultimate target.

Mehelba claimed bronze safely ahead of Cernogoraz, but narrowly missed the top two in a shoot-off.

Burrows and Desert finished fifth and sixth respectively.