U.S. military athletes leave mark on London 2012 Olympic Games
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Sgt. Vincent Hancock set an Olympic record in skeet qualification with a score of 123 at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. Hancock eclipsed his own mark of 121 set in Beijing in 2008. With 25 shots remaining in the final, Hancock held a one-bird lead over Denmark's Anders Golding and was two shots ahead of Russia's Valeriy Shomin and Nasser Al-Attiya of Qatar. 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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