Shooting: Hancock Goes Perfect to Win Men’s Skeet in Acapulco

With the final day of events coming to a close, the sport shooting world got to witness another stellar performance by Vincent Hancock in the men’s skeet at the first 2019 Shotgun World Cup event. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the Olympics. The first Shotgun World Cup event is currently being held in Acapulco, Mexico from March 15th to March 26th 2019.

The qualification round saw Vincent Hancock of the United States repeat his performance from the 2018 World Championships where he scored a perfect 125/125 to win the round. Behind him were three athletes whom hit 123/125 targets; Argentina’s Federico Gil, China’s Dun Yueheng and Germany’s Felix Haase. Hancock would follow with another perfect performance by hitting all 60 targets, beating out the defending Olympic champion Gabriele Rossetti of Italy whom hit 58/60 targets. As Hancock has already qualified a quota to the Olympics the second quota was won by the bronze medalist, Jakub Tomecek of the Czech Republic.

The next opportunity for nations to qualify in men’s skeet will be the next World Cup event to be held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. This concludes the events at Acapulco. Overall, China had the best qualification performance as they won three quotas while Italy was able to grab two. The Czech Republic, Egypt and New Zealand all won a single quota each.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Skeet
* Czech Republic
* Italy

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