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Hancock Takes Gold in Skeet Shooting

Nineteen-year-old American Vincent Hancock won a shootout over Norway's Tore Brovold to earn the gold medal in the men's skeet competition at the Beijing Shooting Range. Hancock and Brovold, who share the world record in the event, were tied at 145 after the finals, but Brovold missed in his second pair of targets, opening the door for Hancock's win. Hancock hit 24 of 25 targets in the finals and all four during the shootout.

"I saw the targets really well in those last two pairs," he said, "and I crushed them."

By Dave Sheinin  |  August 16, 2008; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Shooting  
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A world record score of 150 if I remember correctly. Amazing he's only 19 - excellent poise and hand/eye coordination. Congratulations!

Posted by: Kevin | August 16, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

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