Beretta Wins 10 Medals at 2016 Rio Olympics

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posted on August 29, 2016
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Above: Team USA's Kim Rhode won the bronze medal in women’s skeet this year in Rio—making her a six-time Olympic medalist, doing so on five different continents.

At Rio 2016, Team Beretta shotgun shooters won a remarkable 10 out of 15 available medals. Two out of every three medals (including four gold) earned this year in shooting was with a Beretta DT11, clearly making it the shotgun of choice for this generation of Olympic champions.

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All three medalists in women’s skeet at the 2016 Rio Olympics were using Beretta shotguns. From left to right: Italy’s Chiara Cainero (silver) and Diana Bacosi (gold), and U.S. shotgun shooter Kim Rhode (bronze).
2016 Team Beretta U.S. Olympic shooters were Kim Rhode, Vincent Hancock, and Glenn Eller. Rhode won the bronze medal this year in skeet. Hancock finished 15th in skeet, and Eller finished 14th in double trap. In addition, all Team USA shotgun athletes were using Winchester AA shells.

The Beretta DT11: Choice of Olympians
Utilizing the insight of Team Beretta’s most successful athletes, all Beretta clay guns are designed with one goal in mind—keeping shooters on the podium. The DT11 is no different. The shotgun includes a wider cross-bolt action (3mm wider than the DT10, offering great stability) and Beretta’s proprietary Steelium barrel technology—which are engineered to offer extreme durability and superior ballistic performance. The DT11 uses the Steelium Pro barrel and a high-grade stock that is made to the customer’s specification.

Beretta clay barrels are designed to produce the best shot pattern performance, even at long distance. The lengthened 480mm forcing cone on the Steelium Plus and Pro barrels keeps shot patterns accurate, ideal for clay target shooters. The transition from chamber to bore diameter is extended with a gradual taper which minimizes recoil and muzzle rise.


Beretta works directly with international competitive shooters when developing guns, competition accessories, and apparel. Everything is studied and tested at the range, because the company believes every detail makes the difference, especially with world-class shooters. All Beretta clay guns have high-tech features that were first developed for the DT family of gold-medalist shotguns.

Team Beretta Rio 2016 Medalists
  • Kim Rhode, USA—Women’s skeet, bronze
  • Catharine Skinner, Australia—Women’s trap, gold
  • Natalie Rooney, New Zealand—Women’s trap, silver
  • Josip Glasnovic, Croatia—Men’s trap, gold
  • Giovanni Pellielo, Italy—Men’s trap, silver
  • Marco Innocenti, Italy—Men’s double trap, silver
  • Diana Bacosi, Italy—Women’s skeet, gold
  • Chiara Cainero, Italy—Women’s skeet, silver
  • Gabriele Rossetti, Italy—Men’s skeet, gold
  • Ahmed Al Rashidi, IOA (Kuwait)—Men’s skeet, bronze

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