Vincent Hancock

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Vincent Hancock
Vincent Hancock Rio 2016.jpg
Hancock at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Born (1989-03-19) March 19, 1989 (age 27)
Port Charlotte, Florida, U.S.
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Sport Shooting
Club U.S. Army

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[2] and 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[3][4] He is the first skeet shooter to repeat as the Olympic champion.[5][6]

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 and again in 2015. Vincent has qualified for the Olympic team and will be representing the United States in Rio in 2016.[7]

Hancock with family in 2012.

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

Performance timeline[edit]

Skeet[edit]

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Olympic Games Not held 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
121+24
Not held 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
123+25
Not held 15th
119
World Championships  Bronze
123+25
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
123+24
Not held 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
124+25
Not held
Pan American Games/COTA  Gold
121+25
Not held 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
122+25
Not held Not held
World Cup 1 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
124+25
28th
118
4th
121+21
4th
World Cup 2 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver
124+24
5th
120+24
10th
121
4th
World Cup 3 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
123+25
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
125+25
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
123+24
World Cup 4 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
124+25
10th
117
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
World Cup Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver
123+25
NQ DNS 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver
123+24

Records[edit]

Current world records held in skeet[8]
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)
 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) (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  Vincent Hancock (USA) June 14, 2007 Lonato (ITA) edit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent Hancock. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Final Results: Men's Skeet Final". Beijing 2008 Official Website. Archived from the original on 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Olympics shooting: Vincent Hancock wins skeet gold medal". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Vincent Hancock wins gold in skeet". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  5. ^ Tim Hipps (July 31, 2012). "Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet". United States Army News Service. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ David Segal (August 3, 2012). "They Win Gold, but a Pot of It Rarely Follows". The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ National Team. USA Shooting. Retrieved on 2016-08-13.
  8. ^ "Athlete Biography: Vincent Hancock". Beijing 2008 Official Website. Archived from the original on 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 

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