ISSF World Cup Baku: Vincent Hancock Wins 3 Gold Medals

At the 2022 ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, three-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock went three for three in finals competition

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posted on June 7, 2022
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A three-time Olympic Skeet gold medalist, Team USA’s Vincent Hancock was on fire at the 2022 ISSF World Cup for Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun in Baku, Azerbaijan, winning three medals.
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Team USA’s Vincent Hancock won three gold medals in different skeet events at the ISSF World Cup competition held May 27 to June 7 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Vincent Hancock (right) after winning Men’s Skeet Team gold with teammates Phillip Jungman (left) and Adam McBee. (Photo by ISSF)

 

Hancock’s first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup came in the Men’s Individual Skeet event on June 4, where he walked away from the final with a score of 34, enough to defeat silver medalist Nicolas Lejeune of France with 29. Hancock entered the Men’s Individual Skeet final in third place after qualification behind Ben Llewellin of Great Britain and Rashid Al-Athba of Qatar.

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Vincent Hancock stands front and center after winning the gold medal in Men’s Skeet at ISSF World Cup Baku. To his left is silver medalist Nicolas Lejeune (France) and right, bronze medalist Jesper Hansen (Denmark). (Photo by USA Shooting)

 

Next for Hancock was a gold medal in the Men’s Skeet Team event on June 6, along with teammates Phillip Jungman and Adam McBee. Ending the qualification round in first place, the Team USA trio went on to defeat the Greek team 6-0 in the gold medal match for the Men’s Skeet Team victory.

The third gold medal for Hancock came with teammate Austen Smith in the Skeet Mixed Team event on June 6, the last day of competition at ISSF World Cup Baku. Hancock and Smith outshot the German duo of Tilo Schreier and Christine Wenzel, 6-2, to win the gold medal. Prior to the gold medal final, Hancock and Smith had finished qualification in first place with 148, two points ahead of the German shotgunners.

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Vincent Hancock with teammate Austen Smith after winning the Skeet Mixed Team event at the ISSF World Cup Baku. (Photo by ISSF)

 

Last year at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Hancock helped USA Shooting sweep the Skeet events with his gold-medal performance in the Men’s Skeet final against Jesper Hansen of Denmark—giving Hancock three Olympic Skeet medals, more than any other in the history of the sport.

See the full results of the 2022 ISSF World Cup competition at the International Shooting Sport Federation website. Learn more about USA Shooting at usashooting.org.

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