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Teen off to Rio in place of Diamond

RULED OUT: Australian shooter Michael Diamond won’t be going to the Rio Olympics.
RULED OUT: Australian shooter Michael Diamond won’t be going to the Rio Olympics. TRACEY NEARMY

SHOOTING: Teenage shooter Mitch Iles has benefited from the axing of veteran Michael Diamond from the Australian Olympic team.

Ruled ineligible, Diamond, a dual Olympic champion who was to appear at his seventh Games, was charged with drink-driving and firearms offences and stripped of his gun licence last month.

Iles, 17, will now join Adam Vella in the men’s trap event in Rio.

Iles had earlier appealed over the selection of Diamond and Vella to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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