Shooting: Hancock Defeats Elliott for Second 2019 Skeet World Cup Title in Changwon

The United States showed off their strength by going one-two in the men’s skeet at the third 2019 Shotgun World Cup. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the Olympics. The Shotgun World Cup event is currently being held in Changwon, South Korea from May 7th to May 18th 2019.

United States compatriots Christian Elliott and Vincent Hancock finished the qualification round hitting 123/125 targets. Hancock won the ensuing shoot-off 10-9 to finish first overall. Hancock would repeat his performance in the final, winning his second World Cup event of the season by hitting 57/60 targets and finishing ahead of Elliott. The bronze medal was won by Kuwait’s Mansour Al Rashedi while the Olympic quotas were won by fourth and fifth place finishers Kang Hyun-suk of South Korea and Lari Pesonen of Finland respectively.

For other nations, the next opportunity to qualify in men’s skeet is split, for European and Pan American nations their next opportunity will be at their respective continental games while for other continents they will have to wait for the next World Cup event to be held in Lahti, Finland. The World Cup event continues Wednesday with the women’s trap.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Skeet
* Finland
* South Korea

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