June 19th, 2007

USAMU Shotgunner Shoots Perfect Match

Vincent Hancock of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), won the Gold Medal at the Int’l Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Lonato, Italy, on June 14, shooting a perfect match. Hancock, who won the Men’s Skeet world title in 2005, earned another spot in the history books by taking top honors at the Lonato World Cup. He fired perfect scores throughout the event, never missing a target in 150 shots.

George Achilleos of Cypress, Harald Jensen of Norway and Axel Wegner of Germany managed to drop only one clay each the entire match, but the shoot off left them in Silver, Bronze and fourth place, respectively. Earlier during the World Cup, Spc. Joshua M. Richmond of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit stole the spotlight by taking the Gold Medal in Men’s Double Trap. His win secured the final shotgun Olympic Quota Slot required for the USA to send a full roster of shotgunners to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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