Sporting History incl the Lonsdale Boxing Library, part 1 - Sale 8419A - Lot 100


9 November 2017,

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Lot 100
Michael Diamond's Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Born Goulburn, NSW in 1972, Michael became the first Australian to win an Olympic shooting event since 1900, with his Olympic Gold Medal for Trap shooting in Atlanta's 1996 Games (149 out of 150 targets). He followed that with a back-to-back win in Sydney's 2000 Olympic Games (147 out of 150 targets), only the second trap shooter to have done so. Michael also held the World Championship in both the trap and double trap in 2000, and held his final world record in trap between 2007 and 2008 where he won the trap event at the 2007 World Shotgun Championships. In 2012, in his sixth Olympic Games in London, he led the field at the end of the qualification period, with an Olympic record of 125/125, but ended up finishing fourth overall. He also finished fourth in 2008. With Commonwealth Golds as well he is in a class of his own.
Sydney Olympic Games Gold Medals are rare to the market - US swimmer Brook Bennett sold her swimming Gold for $US 50,000 in 2015, while US basketballer from the 'Dream Team', Vin Baker sold his Gold in 2014 for $US 67,000

Estimate $50,000-70,000
Sold for $72,000