Double trap shooter William Chetcuti has won the gold medal in an ISSF World Cup shoot today.

Chetcuti won the double trap competition for men in Azerbaijan ahead of Italy's Marco Innocenti.

The two had scored 29 out of 30 points in advancing to the gold medal match. The success in Baku is a timely morale booster for Chetcuti ahead of his participation in the Rio Olympics in August. 

Known to be one of Malta's finest sportsmen, Chetcuti had won the 2011 World Cup event in Beijing and the 2004 European Junior Championship where he set what is still a world record. He was the first Maltese shooter to win a World Cup medal. 

He had also won a bronze medal at both the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.