Josip Glasnovic

Beretta Trap and Double Trap Shooter



Hello everybody! My name is Josip Glasnovic and I’m a trap and double trap shooter since 1998. I was born in Zagreb, Croatia, on 7th May 1983 and I train in Zagreb (Lukavec and Luze) with my Beretta DT11 gun. My way of life is to give the best of me in shooting training to be better and better; fair play in  shooting is so important to me, and for me is also important to be in sport for the rest of my life.





Josip started shooting at the age of 15 in both trap and double trap disciplines. His first international competition was the European Championship junior 2000 in Montecatini, where he took the bronze medal at the double trap event. During this year he was elected Best Croatian Shooter.

In 2001 he grab 2 team silver medals during the European Championship junior in Zagreb, and the World Championship in Cairo. Both the medals were won in the trap discipline. The following year he took another 2 team silver medals (trap and double trap events) during the European Championship junior of Lonato.

In 2005 he become senior and he took the bronze medal at the World Championship of Lonato in trap event. The same year he was elected Best Croatian Shooter for the second time.

Elected for the third time Best Croatian Shooter of the year, in 2007 he won the trap bronze medal at the European Championship of Granada and during this event he grab the Quota for the 2008 Olympics. At the same event he took the team silver medal.

In 2008 he participated at the Beijing Olympic Games where he entered the final and finish 5th winning the honor of Best Croatian Shooter of the year for the 4th time.

At the World Cup of Lonato in 2010 he took the silver medal for trap and he was elected another time Best Croatian Shooter.

In 2012 he took the individual bronze medal and the team gold medal at the European Championship in Larnaca, Cyprus.

During 2013 he took a silver medal at the World Cup of Nicosia and 2 gold medals for individual and team at the European Championship of Suhl. On 4th October he married  Ana.

His record in trap is 124/125 and his record in double trap is 144/150. Josip Glasnovic won Gold medal at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 


Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
Rio   2016    

120(15)  Rio 2016

    Lonato 2005 Suhl 2013   Larnaca 2012 Granada 2007


What Does he bring on shooting Range?

The Shotgun


The DT11 is Beretta’s top-of-the-line competition shotgun, used by the world’s absolute best clay shooters. It is built around a vault-tough cross-bolt action, a whole 3mm wider than its predecessor’s (the DT10) and therefore stronger and even more durable. DT11 Trident Beretta. Josip Glasnovic shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,



Maglietta tecnica Beretta,





Which is your favorite gun?
My favorite gun is Beretta DT 11, the one that I’m actually using.

Why do you prefer to use that gun in particular?
I prefer to use this one because with that I won a gold medal on European Championship in 2013, and because it’s a beautiful model, the wood on stock is very nice .   

Which is your favorite shooter?
My favorite shooter is the Australian Gold medalist of Sydney 2000, Michael Diamond, because he is a great shooter and he is a great person, he always says hello and every time I see him he’s happy. He’s a positive person.

Who inspires you to practice shooting?
People who inspires me during shooting competitions and training are my parents and my wife, because they are always there when I need them and no matter which are my results, they always support me.

Which is your most beautiful anecdote connected to the shooting sport?
My most beautiful anecdote is when I won a quota for Olympic games in Beijing, because that is the most beautiful feeling I’ve ever had.

Which is your favorite shooting range?
My favorite shooting range is in Belgrade, Kovilovo, because it’s beautiful, there is a good atmosphere on the range and it’s amazing for shooting. Also there are a lot of supporting sport structures like the tennis court, the gym and the hotel.

How many years do you have when you first took up a gun?
My father is a hunter since I was a child. When he used to go hunting I like so much go with him and every time we saw a shooting range. I always wanted to try shooting and one day, when I finally had the chance to try, I shoot 1 target of 10. I was 15 years old and from that day I started to love this sport, the trap shooting.

Which are your plans and goals for the future?
My plan for the future is to be on top in competitions, winning medals and fill my dream to get the quota for the Olympics games in Rio 2016.

Which is your advice for someone who use you as an inspiration?
My advice for someone who wants to use me as an inspiration is to be a good person being very concentrated, very calm and  very patient because if you have that qualities you will succeed if everything you want.


Pictures & Foto

Olympic Games Rio 2016, thanks Josip!