Derrick Scott Mein secured men's trap gold in Osijek ©Getty Images

American shooter Derrick Scott Mein produced a near faultless performance to claim men’s trap gold at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship Shotgun in Croatian city Osijek.

Mein struck 33 of the 34 targets, including all five in the sudden-death tie break to seal the title on the golden hit rule as the United States secured one of the four quota spots for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The 37-year-old came through a tense ranking round where he missed the last three shots before delivering a nerveless display in the final.

Britain’s Nathan Hales pushed Mein all the way, missing just one of his first 25 targets before going awry twice in the tiebreak to lose 33-31 to Mein.

Chinese Taipei's Yang Kun-pi earned bronze after hitting 23 targets, while India’s Bhowneesh Mendiratta managed to hit 13 in the final to place fourth.

Carole Cormenier secured a quota place for France with her women's trap victory ©Getty Images
Carole Cormenier secured a quota place for France with her women's trap victory ©Getty Images

Having reached the final, Mendiratta sealed a quota spot for India who join the US, Britain, Chinese Taipei, the Czech Republic and Sweden in earning places in the men’s trap competition at Paris 2024.

Carole Cormenier of France captured the women’s trap crown after beating Olympic champion Fátima Gálvez of Spain.

Gálvez, who claimed mixed trap gold at Tokyo 2020, battled hard but lost 31-29 to Cormenier who proved too strong in the final.

Slovak shooter Zuzana Rehák-Štefečeková completed the podium when she struck 20 targets for bronze, while Australia’s Catherine Skinner came fourth with 10.

The result sees France, Spain, Slovakia and Australia earn women’s trap quota places for Paris 2024.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow with the mixed team trap final.