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Hancock, English, Browning, Bernau, and Smith Seek Golden Targets from ISSF President’s Cup

Five USA Shooting Shotgun athletes, including two Olympic Champions and two Olympic medalists will depart to LarnacaCyprus this week for ISSF President’s Cup Shotgun (World Cup Finals) from October 19-24, 2021. Vincent Hancock, Amber English, Kayle Browning, Maddy Bernau, and Austen Smith will compete for the coveted “Golden Target” or “Best Athlete of the Year” award in addition to cash prizes. The competition is reserved for the top 12 shooters in the world in both men’s and women’s trap and skeet.  

For Hancock, the three-time Olympic Skeet Champion, this President's Cup will be his eighth consecutive showing. He’s placed second in six out of his seven previous President’s Cup appearances and is looking for a first place win less than three months after his Olympic Gold in Tokyo. English, who contributed to USA Shooting's Olympic “Skeet Sweep” will make her fourth President’s Cup appearance this week. In 2019, she finished third at the event, her highest President’s Cup finish to date.  

Browning, who finished sixth at the event in 2012, is going for gold nine years later with a recent Olympic Silver Medal in Women’s Trap to her name. Olympic Bronze Medalist, Bernau and Olympian, Smith will make their President’s Cup debut in the Women’s Trap and Women’s Skeet events, respectively. 

Individual winners in each discipline will receive the Golden Target Award in addition to the $859,2000 (euro) prize money up for grabs for all competitors. Coming off the most successful Olympic Games since 1964, the USA Shooting Shotgun Team looks to capitalize on the momentum from Tokyo and show the World once again their supremacy in the shotgun discipline.  

Full list of qualified athletes by event can be found on the ISSF website (https://www.issf-sports.org/news.ashx?newsid=3624). Full event results, schedule, and broadcast schedule can be found on the ISSF website (https://www.issf-sports.org/competitions/venue/finalslivebroadcastschedule.ashx?cshipid=3020). 

ISSF President’s Cup Rifle/Pistol will take place in November 2021 in Wroclaw, Poland.  

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