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USAMU's Hancock wins gold medal

BEIJING — Another member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit has won a gold medal in the Beijing Olymnpics.

Vincent Hancock won gold in skeet shooting, beating Norwegian Tore Brovold in a shoot-off.

Brovold forced the tiebreaker with a perfect final round Saturday, hitting all 25 targets to pull even with Hancock at 145. Brovold and Hancock each hit the first two targets of the shoot-off, but then Brovold missed one of two and Hancock hit both.

Anthony Terras of France won the bronze, beating Antonis Nikolaidis of Cyprus in a shoot-off.

Hancock shot a 121 in qualifying for a one-point lead over Brovold, Terras and Nikolaidis. Hancock’s one miss in the final round was enough to let Brovold pull even.

Glenn Eller of the USAMU earlier this week won gold in double trap shotgun.

The USAMU is based at Fort Benning.

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