Vincent Hancock

VinnyDate of Birth: 03/19/1989

Hometown: Eatonton, Ga.

Event: Men’s Skeet

Vincent Hancock has been shooting since he was a very young child and started competing when he was 11 years old.  Hancock also holds several national records in Men’s Skeet.  In 2005, at the young age of 16, Vincent 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.   His gold-medal victory in London, puts him in elite company having become the first Olympic skeet shooter to win gold medals in the same event in consecutive Olympic Games. 

His third World Championship crown in 2015 placed him in elite company as well.  Hancock is the first American shotgun athlete to win three World Championship titles.  He’s also the third athlete to ever win three Men’s Skeet World Championship gold medals, along with Jury Tsuranov of the former Soviet Union and Abdullah Alrashidi of Kuwait.

Earned a 2016 Olympic Team nomination in August 2015 through USA Shooting's Olympic Points system as a result of his golden World Cup performances, winning both World Cup Gabala (Azerbaijan) and World Cup Acapulco in 2015.  

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Competition Highlights

  • 2015 World Champion
  • 2014 World Cup Gabala, Gold Medalist
  • 2015 World Cup Al Ain, Fourth Place
  • 2014 World Cup Acapulco, Gold Medalist
  • 2014 Championship of the Americas, Gold Medalist
  • 2013 Spring Selection, Gold Medalist
  • 2013 World Cup Acapulco, Gold Medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Games, Gold Medalist
  • 2012 World Cup Finals, Silver Medalist
  • 2012 National Championships, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 Pan American Games, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 World Clay Target Championship Team
  • 2010 Fall Selection, Gold Medalist
  • 2010 World Championship, 5th Place
  • 2010 National Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2010 World Cup Lonato, Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 World Cup Dorset, 4th Place
  • 2010 World Cup Acapulco, 4th Place
  • 2009 World Champion
  • 2009 World Cup Final, Silver Medalist
  • 2009 National Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Gold Medalist *Olympic Record & Final Olympic Record
  • 2008 World Cup Suhl, Gold Medalist
  • 2008 World Cup Final, Silver Medalist
  • 2008 Beijing World Cup, 4th Place
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, 1st Place
  • 2007 Pan American Games, Gold Medalist
  • 2007 World Cup Italy, Gold Medalist *World Record
  • 2007 World Clay Target Championship, Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 Fall Selection, Gold Medalist
  • 2006 Spring Selection, Gold Medalist
  • 2005 USA Shooting Male Athlete of The Year
  • 2005 World Champion
  • 2005 World Cup Changwon, Gold Medalist *World Record
  • 2005 World Cup Italy, Silver Medalist *Equal World Record
  • 2005 World Cup Serbia, Silver Medalist
  • 2005 Championship of the Americas, Gold Medalist *Equal World Record
  • 2005 World Cup Final, Silver Medalist


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