Going into the event ranked number three in the world, Willett defeated hometown favourite Ankur Mittal with a world record score of 75.
“It was really good to come out and win the first World Cup of the year; great to start 2017 on a high,” Willett said.
Willett has had an outstanding 2017 so far, being named as Shooting Australia’s Male Shooter of the Year for the second year in a row and now breaking the previous world record in the first event of the 2017 ISSF World Cup Series.
“I’m looking forward to the next events and the 2018 Commonwealth Games,” Willett said.
Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon praised Willett’s efforts.
“James has established himself as one of the best Double Trap shooters in the world,” Marangon said.
“What a wonderful start to the year for him.
“James is one of the most diligent and hardworking athletes in our sport and this result is a testament to his work ethic.”