Final Skeet Men

Vincent Hancock wins Gold as the USA dominate

ISSF World Cup Shotgun · Changwon, KOR

Vincent Hancock has secured a Skeet gold medal at the World Cup in Changwon - a venue that is fast turning into one of his favourites.

The 30 year old, who tops the world rankings, clinched his twelfth World Cup title in South Korea.  His first was also won in Changwon in 2005, and he secured his fifth World Championship last year at the same venue.

It’s his second World Cup win of the year, after triumphing in Acapulco in March.

It’s the second gold medal for the USA team after Kimberly Rhode’s win yesterday in the women’s event. 

Another American athlete, Christian Elliott, won silver in what was a first final for the 21 year old. 

Kuwait’s Mansour Al Rashedi couldn’t manage to repeat his gold medal heroics in Al Ain last time out, but did take the bronze medal.

Although local favourite, Kang Hyun Suk was unable to win a medal, he did get an Olympic quota place for South Korea by finishing fourth, much to the home crowd’s delight. 

The other quota place went Lari Pesonen from Finland who finished fifth.  Both Kang and Pesonen were appearing in their first final.

The ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Changwon, Korea, continues on Wednesday with the Trap Women event.



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