Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs
Sgt. Vincent Hancock, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet, July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. Hancock, 23, of Eatonton, Ga., eclipsed his own records set at the 2008 Beijing Games for both qualification (123) and total (148) scores. He struck gold in China with a qualification score of 121 and total of 145. Hancock prevailed by two shots over silver medalist Anders Golding (146) of Denmark and by four shots over Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiya (144), who secured the bronze medal by winning a shoot-off against Russia's Valeriy Shomin.
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