Shooting: Hancock Wins 4th World Championship Gold in Men’s Skeet

Vincent Hancock of the United States had a near perfect performance in the men’s skeet as the 2018 ISSF World Championships close. Overall, four quotas were available to the highest ranked eligible athletes in the event. The World Championships were held in Changwon, South Korea from August 31st to September 15th 2018.

The three time world champion and two time Olympic champion equalled the world record with a perfect qualification round, taking down all 125 clay targets. In addition, a massive shoot-off involving seven athletes was needed to determine the final two athletes to advance to the final. In the end it was France’s Emmanuel Petit and Norway’s Erik Watndal whom made the cut.

The final belonged to Hancock whom again equalled the world record as he hit 59/60 targets to win the gold medal. The silver and bronze medals went to Watndal and the defending champion, Riccardo Filippelli of Italy while fourth place and the final Olympic quota was won by Petit.

This concludes the ISSF World Championship. In total, 20 nations won at least one quota with Russia and China winning 12 and 10 quotas respectively. There are still many opportunities for athletes to qualify their nation to the Olympic in shooting with various world and continental events still to be had.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Skeet
* France
* Italy
* Norway
* United States

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