With near perfect shooting, 23-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock won the gold Tuesday with an Olympic record score. With his final shot, Hancock broke into a wide grin and pumped his right fist several times in celebration of his second gold in as many Olympics.
Vincent Hancock of the United States has won the gold medal in the men’s skeet competition at the London Olympics, his second straight.
It gives the U.S. a skeet sweep, after Kimberly Rhode won the women’s competition earlier this week.
Hancock clinched the gold on his next-to-last shot, and missed only twice in 150 tries on Tuesday. Anders Golding of Denmark finished two targets back to win the silver, and Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiya won a shoot-off over Russia’s Valery Shomin for the bronze.
Hancock topped his own Olympic record by hitting 123 targets in qualifying earlier Tuesday, and was a perfect 25-for-25 in the medal round to wrap up the gold.
Hancock is based at Fort Benning, Ga. He is a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.