What's better than Army Green? Olympic Gold!
By U.S. Army
July 31, 2012
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U.S. Army marksman Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet today 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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U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Sgt. Vincent Hancock sets an Olympic record in skeet qualification with a score of 123 on Monday and Tuesday 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 holds a one-shot lead over Denmark's Anders Golding, who is still shooting his final round of qualification.
LONDON, (July 31, 2012) -- With near perfect shooting, 23-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock won the gold Tuesday with an Olympic record score.
Sgt. Hancock fired a perfect final round to set an Olympic record of 148. He set the previous Olympic qualification record of 121 on his way to gold in 2008 in Beijing. Sgt. Hancock is the first Skeet shooter to win back-to-back titles.
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