Vincent Hancock

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Vincent Hancock
Vincent Hancock wins Olympic gold.jpg
Hancock with gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Born March 19, 1989 (1989-03-19) (age 25)
Port Charlotte, Florida

Vincent Hancock (born March 19, 1989) is an American shooter and Olympic athlete who won the gold medal in the men's skeet at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing[1] and 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2][3] He is the first skeet shooter to repeat as the Olympic champion.[4][5]

He is a Sergeant in the United States Army and a member of the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia.[4]

In 2005, at age of 16, Hancock won his first World Championship title in men’s skeet and went on to win the prestigious International Shooting Sport Federation’s Shooter of the Year award. Hancock also won World Championships in 2009.[6]

Hancock was born in Port Charlotte, Florida, but now resides in Columbus, Georgia with his wife, Rebekah and their daughters, Bailey and Brenlyn.

Performance timeline[edit]

Skeet[edit]

Hancock in the men's skeet finals at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012
Olympic Games Not held 1 Gold
121+24
Not held 1 Gold
123+25
World Championships  Gold
123+25
3 Bronze
123+24
Not held 1 Gold
124+25
Pan American Games/COTA  Gold
121+25
Not held 1 Gold
122+25
Not held
World Cup 1 1 Gold
124+25
28th
118
4th
121+21
World Cup 2 2 Silver
124+24
5th
120+24
10th
121
World Cup 3 1 Gold
123+25
1 Gold
125+25
1 Gold
123+24
World Cup 4 1 Gold
124+25
10th
117
World Cup Final 2 Silver
123+25
NQ DNS 2 Silver
123+24

Records[edit]

Current world records held in skeet[7]
Men Qualification 125  Vincent Hancock (USA)
 Tore Brovold (NOR)
 Mykola Milchev (UKR)
 Jan Sychra (CZE)
 Tore Brovold (NOR)
 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)
June 14, 2007
July 13, 2008
May 9, 2009
May 20, 2009
July 25, 2009
January 17, 2012
Lonato (ITA)
Nicosia (CYP)
Cairo (EGY)
Munich (GER)
Osijek (CRO)
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Final 150  Vincent Hancock (USA) (125+25)
 Tore Brovold (NOR) (125+25)
 Tore Brovold (NOR) (125+25)
 Jan Sychra (CZE) (125+25)
Template:Country data QA (125+25)
June 14, 2007
July 13, 2008
July 25, 2009
March 7, 2011
January 17, 2012
Lonato (ITA)
Nicosia (CYP)
Osijek (CRO)
Concepción (CHI)
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Teams 366  United States (Dulohery, Hancock, Thompson) August 15–16, 2009 Maribor (SLO) edit
Junior Men Individual 125  Nick Boerboon (USA) June 14, 2007 Lonato (ITA) edit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final Results: Men's Skeet Final". Beijing 2008 Official Website. Archived from the original on 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Olympics shooting: Vincent Hancock wins skeet gold medal". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Vincent Hancock wins gold in skeet". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  4. ^ a b Tim Hipps (July 31, 2012). "Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet". United States Army News Service. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ David Segal (August 3, 2012). "They Win Gold, but a Pot of It Rarely Follows". The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.usashooting.org/athlete.php?id=35
  7. ^ "Athlete Biography: Vincent Hancock". Beijing 2008 Official Website. Archived from the original on 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 

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