Sgt. Vincent Hancock
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Marksmanship Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet 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. After the spotlight of the Olympic games in London, and another gold medal to add to the one he earned in Beijing just four years ago, Hancock has come back to the United States and is now reaping accolades and recognition for his performance behind a Beretta DT10 shotgun.
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