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Vincent Charles 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 (with a then Olympic record) [2] and 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[3][4] He is the first skeet shooter to repeat as the Olympic champion.[5][6]

Vincent Hancock
Vincent Hancock Rio 2016.jpg
Hancock at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1989-03-19) March 19, 1989 (age 30)
Port Charlotte, Florida, U.S.
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportShooting
Event(s)Skeet
ClubU.S. Army

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 qualified for the Olympic team and represented 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 timelineEdit

SkeetEdit

 
Vincent Hancock at the 2008 Summer Olympics men's skeet finals
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Olympic Games Not held   Gold
121+24
Not held   Gold
123+25
Not held 15th
119
Not held
World Championships  
123+25
Not held   Bronze
123+24
Not held   Gold
124+25
5th
123+24
67th
119
10th
121
9th
121
  Gold
122(16)+16
  Gold
125+59
Pan American Games/COTA   Gold
121+25
Not held   Gold
122+25
Not held Not held   Gold
122+25
Not held Not held Not held Not held
World Cup 1   Gold
124+25
28th
118
4th
121+21
4th
122+24
7th
122
11th
121
  Gold
123+59
  Gold
125(16)+16
4th
121(14)+14
  Gold
123+59
World Cup 2   Silver
124+24
5th
120+24
10th
121
33rd
119
4th
122+24
12th
120
4th
123(15)+14
5th
122(14)
  Gold
123+59
World Cup 3   Gold
123+25
  Gold
125+25
  Gold
123+24
4th
123+21
41st
119
44th
117
  Bronze
123(15)+16
  Gold
123+56
World Cup 4   Gold
124+25
10th
117
  Bronze
122+25
69th
116
33rd
119
  Gold
124(16)+15
World Cup Final   Silver
123+25
NQ DNS   Silver
123+24
  Silver
122+21
  Silver
122+24
  Silver
123(16)+15
5th
121(14)

RecordsEdit

Current world records held in skeet[8]
Men Qualification 125   Valerio Luchini (ITA)
  Vincent Hancock (USA)
  Georgios Achilleos (CYP)
  Anthony Terras (FRA)
  Tammaro Cassandro (ITA)
  Riccardo Filippelli (ITA)
  Ralf Buchheim (GER)
  Vincent Hancock (USA)
  Vincent Hancock (USA)
July 9, 2014
March 9, 2015
April 27, 2015
September 17, 2015
June 10, 2016
July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016
September 14, 2018
March 25, 2019
Beijing (CHN)
Acapulco (MEX)
Larnaka (CYP)
Lonato (ITA)
San Marino (SMR)
Lonato (ITA)
Lonato (ITA)
Changwon (KOR)
Guadalajara (MEX)
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Final 60   Angad Vir Singh Bajwa (IND)
  Vincent Hancock (USA)
November 6, 2018
March 25, 2019
Kuwait City (KUW)
Guadalajara (MEX)
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Teams 371   Italy (Filippelli, Lodde, Rossetti) July 10, 2016 Lonato (ITA) edit
Junior Men Individual 125   Vincent Hancock (USA) June 14, 2007 Lonato (ITA) edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vincent Hancock. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Final Results: Men's Skeet Final". Beijing 2008 Official Website. Archived from the original on August 19, 2008. Retrieved August 16, 2008.
  3. ^ "Olympics shooting: Vincent Hancock wins skeet gold medal". Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  4. ^ "Vincent Hancock wins gold in skeet". ESPN. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  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 August 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Athlete Biography: Vincent Hancock". Beijing 2008 Official Website. Archived from the original on August 19, 2008. Retrieved August 16, 2008.

External linksEdit